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Protesting war was just as risky for Lysistrata as it is for many today. She chose to do it defiantly, courageously and in a very public way. Protestors today may not share the same immediate threats as Lysistrata, but the dangers are still there.
Lysistrata is such a compelling figure of strength and determination that even a Greek guy wearing a mask could evoke the emotion Aristophanes infused in this character. Of course, modern sensibilities prefer that a strong, intelligent and probably beautiful actor be used to bring this character to life. This is the way of Hollywood, after all. But from the standpoint of acting and emotion, the real character of Lysistrata lies in the writing of Aristophanes. The medium used to bring this character to life is almost irrelevant. The story is so compelling and tragic, yet triumphant, that modern or ancient audiences would find much to enjoy and ponder in any staging of this
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The quote presents women as only objects for men to meet their sexual desires in the society. The women according to men were meant to use to acquire wealth. Women and men in this society are in war because women need men to take the leading role in stopping the war, but men on the other hand looks women as means to stop the 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.
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.
Other women in the play possess “traditional” female characteristics, which Aristophanes not only disputes through the character of Lysistrata, Aristophanes holds up to scrutiny the necessary ideal of the feminine as powerless as
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
Aristophanes through his play deals with many political as well as social stereotypes which not only includes the Athenian concept of a woman’s place but also political issues such as democracy and peace.
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