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Discussion questions for Lysistrata 1. How realistic is the plot of Lysistrata ? Would Lysistrata’s strategy for ending the war work today or in recent wars? 2. Why do you think Aristophanes chose to have two choruses? Why older men and women? How does this choice add to the comedy? 3. Do you think Lysistrata succeeds in delivering a political message, or is it too bawdy to be taken seriously? Why 4. Aristophanes comedy is often described as a realistic genre; and yet the plays contain large elements of fantasy. How does this work in Lysistrata ? 5. How are analogies and metaphors used throughout the play to further plot,
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