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John Denver HUM 211 Paper 1 Lysistrata vs. Antigone After going over and studying the women in both Antigone and Lysistrata it was not surprising at all to see the similarities within the women of the two stories leaving me to believe that the overall thoughts of women for both stories is constant. Although written by two different authors, for two separate genres, the general characteristics of the women in both Lysistrata and Antigone remain the same. Really when you think about it had either story been written in the others context, they would be able to transform seamlessly, as would the characters. Lysistrata, the comedy of how Athenian women take over a city and end a war by with holding sex, could have very easily been made a tragedy had Aristophanes decided to kill off the women instead of having them win over phalluses of the men. Just as well however is Antigone the tragedy of a woman defying the government and ending up with 3 people dead because of it. Had Sophocles decided that Creon, the ruler of Thebes, be a pushover, Antigone could have very well made a fool of him, reversing the overall situation. Lysistrata as stated is the comedy of how a group of women take over the
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HUM 211 taught by Professor Kwezner during the Spring '08 term at Murray State KY.

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