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...nurtured her children badly and give arise to conflicts in the family. So, the wrong motherhood in the family is also an element of tragedy in plays. The Chorus in the Electra expresses the role of a caring parent for Electra. The role of an Electra is a role of a daughter that is reciprocal to the mother’s character. Electra has a challenging role in which she decided to carry out the revenge by herself, she tried to be heroic and violent, she denies the female role in the society, she started the quarrel between the sisters which caused conflicts in the family, and she is presented as the wise child in the family. So, Sophocles portrayed the women that are against the family and the polis. Sophocles’ Antigone and Electra are read as a traditional religious and judicial rights of the family, but the question does it really reflects the fifth century Athenian women.
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