Oppression Of Women In Euripides's Women Of Troy

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The story, Women of Troy depicts women as mothers, slaves, sexual beings, warriors, and survivors that overcame devastation of losing their men and children to war. With effects from a wicked war, these women felt hopeless, humilated, and hostile due to the loss of their men . However, women are considered the main focuses, therefore perceived as important, heroic, courageous survivors of tragedy.
Euripides an ancient Greek tragedian of classical Athens wrote about Women of Troy, he wanted his audience to understand what happens to women and children after Greeks sieged Troy city, women were treated as worthless beings, fate lie in hands from men whom killed thousands. Croally say, War is the responsibility of men, but war also kills men. The normal consequence of loss of men in war is that their wives, daughters and other female dependents will be enslaved by the victors (85). Their future would now be consumed with humiliation, and punishment for themselves and the other
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The city was known for gold amid amber fields of wheat, about seventy-five acres in size. It was known for its wealth, and impregnable fortress (Strauss 2-3).
The name Troy refers both to a place in legend and a real-life archaeological site. In legend, Troy is a city that was besieged for 10 years and eventually conquered (Owens). The conquest of the city of Troy began with what scholar to believe as the greatest war in history, The Trojan War. The Trojan War is believed to have taken place near the end of the Bronze Age. That is around or before 1200 B.C. It took place around the time that a civilization that we call Mycenaean flourished in Greece. They built great palaces and developed a system of writing (Owens). According to Strauss, when the Greeks sacked the city, they torch it, Archaeology disclosed that a savage fire destroyed the settlement level known as Troy VI

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