Gender Roles In Lysistrata

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In Lysistrata by Arestropes, takes place in Greece 411 B. C. when men would go to war and leave their wives at home for months. Lysistrata is a strong minded woman that decided to stand against sex to prove that women deserve respect and should be taken seriously. Lysistrata not only gives the insight of the sexual practices of the Ancient Greeks, but in addition it accentuates the link between sex and politics. This play portrays both men and women as lustful, yet presents women's power through sexuality,
"Aristophanes and Politics" (chap. 3) A. W. Gomme and "The political outlook of Aristophanes" of G. E. M. of Ste Croix (chap. 4) summarizes in its analysis one of the most debated issues by scholars of Aristophanes: the commitment of the
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The communism that proposes Praxágora is a way of putting an end to the social dangers of poverty and develops certain egalitarian trends, already present in the democracy of its time, as a remedy against the individualism and the prevailing egoism. The author interprets the utopia of Assemblymen as a failure, illustrated by far the scene in which the three old, on behalf of the new law, require sexual satisfaction the oppressed young. The Utopia seems rather a tyranny absurd. The assemblymen have opened a violent regime and coercive, unbearable for the free man. H. Flashar ("The originates lit and of Aristophanes' Last Plays", chap. 16), for its part, proposes a reading ironic for Assemblymen and Plutos, as a way to find organic in the works that were mostly considered failures and inconsistent. Interprets the comic utopias of both comedies such as absurd and fantastic, decoupled from reality. In detail exemplified in Pluto's ambiguity ironic "intentional and aware" that reaches to the structure, the characterization of the characters and to the theme. Penía demonstrates the absurdity of the Crémilo plan by reason of its futility. The