Aristophanes and Sophocles both wrote similar arts that have been studied over the years. Antigone by Sophocles and Lysistrata by Aristophanes are two works of art that have many differences but they both assess an important point at the end. Out of all the differences between both of these plays, the one I consider most important is how each play ends according to the type of style it is. Even though the main characters of both of these plays were women, in Lysistrata, both the women and (eventually at the end) the men praise her for her beliefs, while in Antigone, almost everyone goes against what she feels is right which results in her death. The reason why this difference between Antigone (tragedy) and Lysistrata (comedy) is most important
Aristophanes, an amazing playwright, often depicted Athens as behind times and war stricken but, in several of his plays, Aristophanes portrayed women in positive light. He was on of the first to do so in European literature. In his play ‘Lysistrata’, Aristophanes is advocating against the Peloponnesian War. He shows a humorous way to end the war, but, as history has shown, his advice was not taken.
Women in The Odyssey Gender roles, specifically of women, were a little different back in 700 B.C. They played more of a typical role, expected to get married and have kids at a young age. They were expected to take care of the house and children, while their husbands were out fighting wars. However, while women in The Odyssey were greatly valued for their beauty, Homer reveals that they also had to be intelligent to be successful in their lives.
Life in the Middle Ages seems like it was very difficult. Women had a lot less rights than men did. Men got all different high power roles in society. Women were just expected to run the household and take care of children. Plus, wives by law were supposed to just be "under" their husband.
The social challenges women have been struggling with for centuries has been one aspect of reality that have plagued the advancement of women’s rights in society. These issues are very common today in many parts of the world where from the moment a woman gets married, she will become a domestic partner in her marriage while the husband is offer opportunities to acquire social and economic status. The woman is required to take care of the necessity of the home; she is to cook, clean, take care of her children, as well as her husband’s sexual need. In addition, a woman does not get involved in managing the affairs of the state, because of the social norms and beliefs that a woman does not have the necessary knowledge to make a meaningful contribution. This is how men as well as society have perceived women to be for over centuries.
“The broken, cruel and denied” –The representation of women in Tennessee Williams dramas. I. Introduction The alterations which occur in the culture, society, and literature have an immense power on the nation. In the middle of the twentieth century, American people experienced this massive turning point both in their culture, their society, and literature, especially in dramas. By the beginning of the 1940s, a great amount of American people lived in the east part of the Mississippi River.
America has her problems with inequality when it comes to women’s social conduct in which they belong in society. Does a women gain importance from being independent and financially competent in society or do women who aren’t a part of the female work force less of a human than her fellow women. The 1950s society was split on the issue of where women actually fit in our society after their liberations in the 1920s with gaining their right to vote, they began to have a voice in society without much progress in the 1940s had the liberation of being working and having a disposable income for the first time in their lives and being told you need to be in the home with the children this created a tremor before the feminist earthquake. Two major theories that abide with women’s rights these are functionalism and feminism. The first theory inhibits functionalism this discusses what the roles of women in 1950s society.
The union of both sexes is a notable metaphor in both “Symposium” and “Lysistrata”; however, the nature of the love between the sexes draws a distinction between both works. In Symposium, Aristophanes described how both sexes were so powerful when united; and when they were separated, human beings still strived to be united once more by any means. On the other hand, in Lysistrata the characters were already married and united; however, women found their true strength when they started a psychological war on their men. Even though both works drew the readers’ attention to the need for love, Symposium emphasizes the union of sexes in a way that the characters in Lysistrata will never reach; where love is not only about sex and physical attraction, but it’s also about a healthy relationship occupied with affection and caring.
Comparative Analysis: Don’t Mess with a Women In Susan Glaspell’s one-act play “Trifles” and Euripides ancient Greek tragedy “The Bacchae” the treatment of women can be said to be enslaved by men. In 405 B.C. (The Bacchae) and the early 1900’s (Trifles) was dominated merely by men. Joan Connelly, author of Portrait of a Priestess, described women of little or no importance and lacked the influence over political, religious or cultural views in the Greek period. Glaspell and Euripides brings awareness on the treatment of women using portrait of women and imagery.
Gender Equality is the only way forward. What is gender equality? Gender equality is achieved when all genders enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored.