Thighs spread for democracy: sex and politics in aristophanes's lysistrata by kailey gardner sex and politics these two concepts share a unique history. Lysistrata's deed lies purely in the sphere of imagination, and this is why it is considered laughing mat- ter with the power of a dream, comedy actualizes the impossible23 lysistrata is not a unique example of the female comic protag- onist. Lysistrata (attic greek: to spread the word of revolt and the other women retreat behind the barred gates of the acropolis to await the men's response.
In response to the ongoing peloponnesian war between athens and sparta, lysistrata organizes the women of athens to protest against the war, which continues to kill their husbands and sons the manner of the protest is interesting, indeed. What is your personal response to the theme to be honest, i thought about retitling the story of lysistrata , sexless in the city-states or friends will benefit , but i don't think either one of these new titles fully describes what the story is actually about. This is a repository copy of political comedy in aristophanes lysistrata and acharnians are used to cast initial doubt on and so indicate the kinds of response.
Lysistrata, aided by the other women, silences the commissioner by wrapping him in her veil, transforming him into a figurative woman the chorus of women dance and sing of their plans for peace. In response, lysistrata leads the women in a conspiracy to stop the war they will lock themselves in the temple and withhold sex from their men until the war stops. Lysistrata: personal response i thought that lysistrata was a comical story of the ending of the peloponnesian war the way that the women were so confident in the fact that the men would eventually need sex and end the war was humorous to me.
As indicated, no record survives of the audience's response to the first performance of lysistrata or of its placement among competing plays although in his own day, several of his plays won prizes, they dropped in popularity in ancient greece. Lysistrata posted by customwriter on november 6, 2014 what is your personal response to the theme need a solution to this or. Enter same in your reader-response journals aristophanes' lysistrata, a play in which women temporarily take charge to end war,. This paper discusses lystrata by aristophanes and suggests a new title that best reflects its theme the paper also provides personal response to the theme and gender equality issues.
Lysistrata by aristophanes lysistrata is a comic play by aristophanes which was enacted first of all in 411 bc the play deals with one woman's exceptional efforts to put an end to peloponnesian war and is well known for touching upon sexual relationships and male-female conflict at the time when the society was particularly male-dominated. Lysistrata is, in a nutshell, ancient greece, aristophanes and lysistrata are too raunchily funny to warrant a response other than dang that is hilariously dirty. Lysistrata is especially timely as the us emerges from the war in iraq, morris says an unofficial movement dubbed the lysistrata project led theatres around the country to produce the play a few years ago in response to the war. By don shirley, times staff writer can plays help prevent wars aristophanes' classic comedy lysistrata was written in response to the peloponnesian war, an internecine dispute among the ancient greeks. Lysistrata by aristophanes however he takes time to question lysistrata on her intentions her response is a fascinating discourse on the strategy of women in the.
A short summary of aristophanes's lysistrata this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of lysistrata. References in lysistrata lysistrata proposes to her comrades, in which a shield is to be filled with blood the oath women in response to the old men's. Lysistrata: aristotle,plot,character,theme 1 a2 drama : lysistrata aristotle's poetics activities for character activities for theme.
Acharnians, peace, lysistrata: ceasefire acharnians is the earliest extant aristophanic play (8) about the quest for peace in athens at a time when the city feels victorious and powerful (even arrogant) enough to turn down any peace offer. Titles from open response questions updated from an original list by norma j wilkerson lysistrata by aristophanes (87) m macbeth by william shakespeare (83, 99. Lysistrata is a bawdy anti the word of revolt is spread and the other women retreat behind the barred gates of the acropolis to await the men's response.