Electra is a saga about murder and revenge. Agamemnon, the father of the house, was killed by his unfaithful wife, Clytaemnestra — with the help of her sinister lover, Aegisthus — for having sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia to the gods. Meanwhile, her son Orestes was spirited away by their faithful servant Tutor in order to safeguard him against a similar fate. Though Clytaemnestra's weak-willed daughter, Chrysothemis, has made peace with the situation, her defiant sister, Electra, still bemoans her father's fate and despairingly awaits the return of the grown Orestes to avenge their father's death. The action focuses on the inner turmoil and laments of Electra.