Electra | Study Guide

Sophocles

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Author

Sophocles

First Performed

c. 410 BCE

Type

Play

Genre

Tragedy

About the Title

As a member of the third generation of a cursed mythological family, Electra is driven by revenge to murder her mother, who murdered Electra's father after he sacrificed their daughter. Electra's single-minded focus on avenging her father's death puts her at the center of Sophocles's tragedy, named for her.

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