Lysistrata Essay | Comparing the Characters of Lysitrata, Penelope, and Medea

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Comparing the Characters of Lysitrata, Penelope, and Medea

Summary: This paper compares and contrasts female characters from ancient Greek literature, including Penelope from Homer's Odyssey, Lysistrata from the Aristophanes'Lysistrata, and Medea from Euripides' tragedy, Medea.
The purpose of the paper is to compare and contrast the characters of Penelope in the epic, The Odyssey, Lysistrata in the comedy, Lysistrata, and Medea in the tragedy, Medea. The writer will first give a brief synopsis of each character, followed by a comparison and climaxing with the contrast.

Penelope, a loyal, faithful and patient wife is faced with suitors pressuring her daily to remarry. She uses her wit and cleverness to hold them off. She assures the suitors that she will remarry as soon as she finishes the burial shroud for her husband, which she has no intention of finishing until her husband returns. Upon realizing that her husband had returned she makes an announcement to marry the winner of the archery contest.

Lysistrata is portrayed as a typical commander of war that gives orders and does not take part...

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