Writing on the Wall - Michaiah Moandal Classical Mythology...

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Michaiah Moandal Classical Mythology, P.3 How do these myths explain the roles of men and women?the texts presentation of women? What is their perspective versus your own? Sexism was largely present in the times of ancient Greece. Men were put in the position of being in control of everything, while women were seen as inferior and the causes of many problematic situations. Among the many stories of jealous and mistreated women I chose Pandora, Hera, and Persephone. Pandora was the very first woman, created by Zeus to be a great evil for men. It is said that the race of women came from her, who are an evil to men, with a nature to do evil. The fault that Zeus had given her, was nothing of evil descent, but was only curiosity. The gods of Olympus had given her box filled with harmful things and told her not to open it, then gave her to Epimetheus as a wife. She didn’t listen to the warnings about the box and let her curiosity get the better of her; opening the box, releasing plagues, sorrows, and mischief onto mankind. The only good thing the box contained was Hope, a comfort
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