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Sophocles on Women

Summary: Discusses the ancient Greek philosopher Sophocles and how he viewed women. Focuses on the play Antigone.
During the time of Sophocles, women were commonly treated disrespectfully around the world. This custom of unequal rights could be seen in many elements of Greek culture, including plays, writings, and day-to-day life. During this time period, women were oppressed by the male culture, and very few writers included a fair, almost feminist point of view on the women in society. One of these writers is Sophocles, whose feminist point of view shines through in the play Antigone. In the play, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, is shown as a hero and main character, while her sister Ismene is shown as a woman who ends up doing what is right no matter the cost, and the noble wife of Creon is shown holding her own honor and pride so highly, that she would give her own life to protect it. In these three main points, the feministic...

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