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ELECTRA yet I’m approximately to die! lifestyles is good, candy! not anyone desires to die. ORESTES 1035 No, yet we don't have any selection. Our time has come. We in basic terms need to decide on the best way we die: via the sword or the rope. ELECTRA Kill me your self then, Orestes. Don’t permit a few Argive shame the daughter of Agamemnon. ORESTES i've got my mother’s blood 1040 upon my fingers. i can't have yours too. Do it in any respect you need, yet you need to do it your self. ELECTRA If i have to, then i have to. I’ll stab myself correct once you do! yet allow me positioned my hands round your neck. ORESTES what's it worthy, this terrible hole pleasure—if people who find themselves loss of life have any excitement left? ELECTRA Oh, my brother, 1045 dearest, sweetest identify I know—my existence! ORESTES O gods, this breaks my center— with all my love i need to carry you too. What disgrace in the world can contact me from now on? Oh, my sister,° those loving phrases, this final candy embody 1050 is all that we will ever be aware of in lifestyles of marriage and kids! ELECTRA If just one sword might kill us either! If lets in basic terms proportion one coffin jointly! ORESTES Then loss of life will be candy. 1055 yet how little now of all our relations is left to bury us! ELECTRA Menelaus stated not anything to aid? He betrayed our father just like the coward he's? ORESTES No, now not as soon as did he loads as exhibit his face. no longer as soon as. His eyes have been glued upon the throne; oh, he used to be cautious to not aid. yet come, 1060 we needs to die as we have been born—nobly, because the young ones and heirs of Agamemnon may still. I shall exhibit the town of what blood I come through falling on my sword. As for you, persist with my instance and die bravely. Pylades, 1065 you please oversee our deaths; then lay us out once we are lifeless, and make us either one grave beside my father’s tomb. And now, goodbye. i am going to do what needs to be performed. PYLADES Wait! cease, Orestes. i've got one reproach to make. 1070 How might you think i might are looking to dwell when you have been useless? ORESTES Why may still my demise suggest that you can die? PYLADES you could question me that? How am i able to reside while my in simple terms buddy is lifeless? ORESTES It used to be I who murdered my mom, now not you. PYLADES We murdered jointly, and it's only simply that I proportion the price with you. ORESTES 1075 No, Pylades. reside; move domestic for your father. you continue to have a rustic you could name your individual; i don't. you've gotten your father’s residence and also you inherit wealth, nice wealth. That marriage with Electra which, as my buddy, 1080 I promised you, you’ve misplaced. yet marry in other places; have childrens. The bonds which sure us as soon as are damaged now. And now goodbye, my buddy, my most sensible, my purely buddy. And so fare good. Faring good a minimum of is whatever you could have, yet i will not. The lifeless have misplaced their joys. PYLADES 1085 How little you appear to comprehend, Orestes. If I barren region you presently to save lots of myself, may well this eco-friendly and starting to be earth refuse my ashes, the golden air shield me not more! I murdered with you, and that i verify it 1090 proudly. And it was once I who deliberate that crime with you and her. sure, along with her, I stated.