As far the title of Mourning Becomes Electra is quite justify because the whole story revolves around that title . As we know that mourning means lament of any thing and Electra is a modern term which means that a daughter attracts toward her father .As we know that Oedipus Rex is a Greek play in which Oedipus kills his father with his own hands in unconsciously ,and gets marry his mother.In this sense, the sense makes here Oedipus hates his father but loves his mother , it is called Oedipus complex,rather in this play ‘ Mourning Becomes Electra’ we find out two types of complex Electra and Oedipus complex in ‘ Mourning Becomes Electra’. A daughter Lavinia attracts towards his father and hates his mother which is called Electra complex ,on the other hand a son Orin loves his mother and hates his father and kills his father in his dream unconsciously. Lavinia’s mourning and passionate attitude starts when Lavinia thinks about that she is insecure and she is not acceptable child of her parents as Christine herself informs her , they do not want to bear to you . That is why she attracts towards her father and becomes jealous by her mother .
Mourning Becomes Electra is a Greek Tragedy in the sense of its title clearly indicates that it is a story ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ informs us about the Greek Tragedy. The very title mourning becomes Electra brings Greeks plays and Greek days to our mind. Many writers in ancient Greece drew on the story of the house Atreus, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides Homer, being prominent among them Agamemnon brother of Menelaus goes to the war at Troy. Clytemnestra his wife takes Aegisthos as her paramour and shares the government of Agras with him. In due course of time Agamemnon returns having sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia .He brings with him Cassandra ,Priam’s daughter. Clytemnestra and her lover murder him. Electra feels ashamed and wishes for her brother’s return home he was sent abroad by her mother and has now become a man. Orestes returns and kills Clytemnestra and Agisthus. He is pursued by the Erinyes and keeps wandering about in agony . He finally vindicates himself before the Tribunal of Athena’s Aeropagus and his cleansed of his sin.