Unformatted text preview: men to do many things by simply saying they’ll “put out”. The way women get their men hooked remains the same as well, by wearing see through undergarments in the play, or now known as lingerie, by wearing makeup, and much more. Every women knows a man can not resist temptation and this was shown in the play various times, especially when Myrrhine pursues her husband and then backs off completely. The sexual tension between men and women has changed very little from the time of the play to now. In the play it is stated by the men’s leader, “can’t live with the pests or without ‘em either (217, line 58),” now the saying goes “can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” As you can see the attitude the genders have toward each other is the same, thus making the people in Lysistrata much like us today....
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- Fall '10
- Lysistrata, Sexual intercourse, Aristophanes, Rebecca Densen