The Question and Answer section for Electra by Sophocles is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Which section of the text does this question pertain to?
Check out GradeSaver's summary. It will give you the cicumstances of the play in the first two paragraphs.
A modern context has long been presented for this play. Themes of gender, revenge, justice and bloodline never go out of style!