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Unformatted text preview: their wives at home to their own conventions. At this point in the play the audience sees the strong sexual drive that these women have as they describe what they have been doing with the absence of their husbands. Right when the women are talking about how much they need sex, Lysistrata proposes a very intriguing tactic to not only end the war, but to make their husbands want them more than ever. She proposes to ban sex until the war is over, but this could only work as long as the women on both sides were willing to participate. This plan consisted of much more than abstaining from sex, but doing everything in their power to seduce their husbands, but make sure they get nothing. These four women from both sides, all sick of having their husbands gone due to the war agree, and plan to start immediately....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course THTR 101 taught by Professor Landis during the Fall '07 term at CofC.
- Fall '07