Antigone and Electra: a psychoanalytic study of tragic siblings

Author/s Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/27 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. 33-54 File size 271 KB
DOI 10.3280/COST2014-027003
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This article explores two tragedies, Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’ Electra, in order to explore the parallels between psychoanalytic understandings and those achieved within the tradition of classical drama, beginning with that of the ancient Greeks. It argues that the exploration of the nature and dynamics of family relationships are central to both forms of inquiry and representation, and suggests why this is so. It focuses on the portrayal of sibling relationships within these two plays, as one particular form of kinship connection. These plays show that when such primary ties break dow, the consequences for individuals and society can be catastrophic.

Keywords: Sophocles, Antigone, Euripides, Electra, classical drama, sibling, kinship connections

Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin, Antigone and Electra: a psychoanalytic study of tragic siblings in "COSTRUZIONI PSICOANALITICHE" 27/2014, pp 33-54, DOI: 10.3280/COST2014-027003