The Role Of Misogyny In Hesiod's Works And Days

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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. Works and Days can suggest to us that women during this time were not as viewed as significant as their male counterparts. Generally, Greek mythology depicts men as strong and
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