The Flies is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre that was first performed in 1943. Explore a character analysis of Orestes, a plot summary, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of The Flies, scene by scene break-downs, and more.


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

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Flies, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


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Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of The Flies with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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