Wesley College Melbourne Australia
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Senior School Play Electra Wesley College

The narrative is based on the story of Electra and her brother Orestes, and the vengeance they take on their mother Clytemnestra and step-father Aegisthus for the murder of their father Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

Ignoring the advice of Pylades, nothing will stop Electra from taking the revenge she feels is justified. Too late to stop the intervention of the Furies, she realises the magnitude of her crime. There is no point in blaming the gods.  The moral of the tale suggests, as Shakespeare later avers in Romeo and Juliet, the fault is not in the stars but in ourselves.

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