Nature: Tragic heroine when she is first introduced
Personality: Sad, tragic, in constant mourning, stubborn
Relationships with others
Chorus: Caring mother/daughter relationship, they are her replacement mother almost and on her side (Don't give up, never give up, child)
Chrysothemis: Dislikes her, and believes that she has betrayed her and their father by staying with their mother (That is a coward talking).
Clytemnestra: Depises her and holds her responsible for the death of her father(Could anything be worse than that, whether it was just or not?). Not typical mother- daughter, as Clytemnestra also dislikes Electra (You insolent *****!)
Orestes: Admires him in a God like fashion, and believes he can save her eventually (I have bide my time, waiting for Orestes, to come back and put a stop to this)
Function of Electra: Act as instrument of revenge and prove Clytemnestra's villiany
Character impact: Make feel sympathy for the loss of her father, and being a servant to her family. But also see her flaws- refusal to stand up for herself.
1. The opening scene with Chorus (parados)
2. Scene with Chrysothemis (epeisodion)