Patriarchy In Oedipus And Antigone

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The Feminist Theory Throughout Greek mythology and literature, women are downcast as second class citizens, and more often than not, this view forces women to conform to their traditional gender roles. However, when these women acknowledge and begin to resist the patriarchy, they are able to become strong individuals. Through the plays Medea and The Bacchae by Euripides, and Oedipus and Antigone by Sophocles, this theme presents itself through women who found themselves resisting what society expected of them. Each play demonstrates the different ways in which they stood firm in what they believed even with the odds against them. In the end, it didn’t always work out for these women, but they made their voices heard, and stood their ground
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