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Lysistrata, to save her nation; assesses the situation; if her tactics are right; and the men do not fight; they’re allowed reconciliation 1. Myrrhine a. Does not care about dialogue i.e. to be risqué b. Least of the jokes, but everything in the seduction scene is very well timed. 2. Lampito a. Southern “Big” woman 3. Lysistrata gives her ideas and plans through contemporary feminism in which gender should not be a major decider in tasks a. Commissioner tries to make counterargument – to no avail b. He doesn’t understand the problems the women have so they pour water on him in essence drowning the men again 4. Scene 2 a. Women trying to desert, Aristphocles shows that this revolt for women is not really easy b. In terms of the humor there is a reversal of roles and lysistrata is at wits end trying to control the women c. The women use sexual connotations in trying to get away from the fort d. They aren’t totally in control of the situation they have set up and are suffering along with the men e.
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