Gender Roles In Meleager And The Calydonian Boar

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Gender roles in “Meleager and the Calydonian Boar” show how women are mistreated when they try to take on a men’s role. The argument, in this essay, talks about how woman go through gender discrimination. Women are supposed to stay out of the wars, and be at home taking care of the kids and the house, but in “Meleager and the Calydonian Boar”, we are shown a woman going into war with the Calydonian Boar. Not only does the woman fight, but she actually makes the first wound. She, also, gets the rewarded, but because she is a women and assume to be the weaker sex, Meleager’s men believe she should not get the reward and take it from her. If it were the other way around, and the men got the reward, then the men would have got to keep the rewarded.

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