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The Flies

  • Study Guide

The Flies is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre that was first performed in 1943.


Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis.


See a complete list of the characters in The Flies and in-depth analyses of Orestes, Jupiter, Electra, and Aegistheus.

Main Ideas

Here's where you'll find analysis about the play as a whole.


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Teacher's Handbook

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