oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Dramatic function of the 'Agon' scene in the Electra of Sophocles

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141



The author discusses the interpretations of the 'agon' scene in Sophocles' 'Electra'. The thematic structure and dramatic function of the 'agon' are examined, resulting in audience sympathy for Electra, yet her position is futile and the dramatic significance of the debate underlines her hopeless position.

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