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She is very intelligent, smart and knows how to manipulate people. She stands out in a male-dominated society and able to lead the other women in the play. The strength of her character earns for her the respect of the women and men in Athens and Sparta.
One considers the play unrealistic because during those times, the women are powerless. It is impossible for a woman like Lysistrata to lead Athens and even control the men. Lysistrata’s plan of asking the women to refuse sex with their husbands to make them agree to a treaty of peace is quite preposterous.
The moral of the story is that peace is a better alternative than war. The play also wishes to convey that women should be treated as equals by men. They too have a role in society and should not be perceived as mere sex
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With this, it will study the account of Thucydides as participant and recorder of the Peloponnesian War. It will then compare the Peloponnesian narrative with the epic events of the Trojan War in Homer’s Iliad. Lastly, it will show the parallels of the developments in the Peloponnesian War with the Lysistrata and its author’s arguments of the female intervention in warfare with concern to the Iliad’s claim of man’s monopoly in war.
With Lysistrata leading the group of the Greek women, she organized a forum where all the Greek women would converge to proffer possible solutions that would restore peace and end the long raging war. Her plan was to use the sex drive of the women to force their husbands into a treaty that would put an end to the war.
In Medea, for instance, the chorus reacts to the action and the words of the characters. In Lysistrata, the chorus of old men and the chorus of old women participate directly in the action. This essay will analyse the role and the function of the chorus in each story and identify the similarities and differences in the use of the chorus by Euripides and Aristophanes.
When Lysistrata's neighbor Kleonike points out that most women are confined in the domestic sphere and they are not used to transgressing into the public sphere, Lysistrata is furious as her fellow women accepts the domestic and submissive roles assigned to them by their husbands.
In fact, Aristophanes, whose comedies became an "important historical source of Athens of the 4th and 5th centuries," (Bates, A., 1906) pleads for an end to that war in four of his numerous plays in his capacity as spokesman of the Peace Party. The plays just used the theatrical tools of comedy and satire to send this message across.
Even as Greek tragedy has received perhaps the most critical praise, Aristophanes’ comedies have been recognized for their strong satirical nature and serious purpose. This essay examines Aristophanes’ comedies as they make serious statements
n the purpose of the meeting, and she explains them the need to get involved to the war by asking them if they would like their husbands to be safely resorted to them from the war? All women in unison agree since the war has taken most of their husband’s family time, by not
The play depicts strength in numbers particularly strength of a woman and this makes me like the play. I managed to get a chance of attending the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and the Philly Fringe. I can happily state that this was a splendid experience. Essentially, I was