Men in Sparta were at war with Athens because Athenians started to think they were more powerful than the other city states, but in reality the only thing protecting Athens was a wall the women got more freedoms because of the men going to war with Athens. Women had many different rights they were allowed to do almost anything except they could not vote. The women of Sparta had many problems, though they could not have as many kids because if they did, they would not be able to work because they could lose the prophet and they would not be making an income. In Athens the women did have some rights but not many and the rights they had were controlled by men. This caused the men of Athens, to think that giving women rights was bad that is why they frowned upon Sparta giving women rights, but if they did not give women any rights they would not have been able to sustain a good society.
Since Creon gave their brother Eteocles a proper one, she believes that he is wrong for not giving Polyneices one. Antigone goes against the rules of society because of her bravery, and chooses that she wants to be a voice for all women, because in Greek society women don’t have a say on what they can and can’t do. Her bravery helps her rebel against those rules so they have equal rights compared to men. When Ismene hears what Antigone is planning she is worried because she is afraid to disobey the men who expect highly of her. She feels women are ruled by men because they are weak and Antigone has asked Ismene to help her in breaking the law, and to giving her brother a proper burial.
The thing is women were not treated exactly perfectly by the Olympians or Humans. The men seemed to have been treated better because some of the bad things were for a good reason such as punishing unfaithful husbands, but how Hera treated Hephaestus was awful. Even when Perseus was treated awfully by the king Quicksilver came and helped turn Perseus into a hero of his time. The men were treated more like heroes and important people than the women of the time. They had more of an in charge part of life rather than equality is
This world was the world of Ancient Athens. Even the great city state of ancient Athens was still sexist. Women right’s in ancient Athens were completely wrong because of their lack of economic rights, education, and political rights. Women in Ancient Athens had unfair economic rights. Women could not spend their money.
Ironically, Zeus is said to punish liars, while he is the most deceptive god in Greece. Zeus was known for his numerous affairs and mistresses, and the problem was so pervasive that Greek women used to worry that their baby was Zeus’s. The most devious trick Zeus played was on Alcmene. He came to her as her husband and slept with her, all the while making her think she was loyal to her husband. This trick bore Hercules, but not all of Zeus’s romantic trips were so clever.
Is it necessary for us to have such a system? But, this patriarchy system is a way for women to blame men in the first place. This actually suits the contemporary world but when thinking about such a system in slavery time within the slave men is clearly not possible with them having much in their plates already. The less known fact about this system is that it also affects men just like women. Toni Morrison in Beloved emphasizes Paul D’s weakness by humiliating him at the hands of so-called weak and restless women, contrasting to the patriarchal tendencies.
Furthermore, Creon would interrupt this conversation by sarcastically saying, “One has just now lost her mind; the other, It seems, has never had a mind at all.” From this statement, we continue to learn about the insecurities of Creon and his inappropriate behavior. Moreover, we learn that Sophocles also uses stereotypes as it is seen in his character in Creon. Creon’s quotes describing and belittling the power of women shows his sexist views. Even if greek society in this period was male dominant, Creon exhibits a greater level of disgust towards women. His quote “For they are but women, and even brave men run” (214) exemplifies his sexist views as he describes women as nothing merely great or important while he said of men as brave.
Macbeth is certainly by far the most evil character in the play. Macbeth evidently undergoes a mental process by which he come round to the idea or murdering Duncan. He does this as a result of his wife’s manipulation, her leverage being his manliness.Without the role of Lady Macbeth, the murder of King Duncan would never have occurred in the play. Lady Macbeth had already been plotting for the murder since she received the letter concerning the three prophecies by the witches. Although Macbeth had sinister thoughts about having the throne, Macbeth would have never dared to take it upon himself to kill King Duncan and steal the throne from
3. Misogyny is prominent in Hesiod’s Works and Days which is exemplified by Hesiod's story of Pandora and the creation of women. In short, Pandora was the first woman created by Zeus as a punishment due to the fact that Prometheus tried to trick Zeus, “Pandora because all the gods who dwell on Olympos/ gave her as a gift- a scourge for toiling men” (82-83). Through this, Hesiod depicts women as vile manipulators. This could suggest that misogyny was prevalent during this specific time period and perhaps that women shared similar roles in society and in Greek mythology.
It shows us what people thought of the gods and goddesses and also what they thought of one another. One thing Greek mythology does show us is the role and perception of women in ancient Greece. It represents how women were treated and respected. Mythology shows us that women, unfortunately, were subject to sexism and inferiority from men. Many of the Greek gods showed their superiority over some of the