The battle between men and women is the main conflict of the play, but this is not a theme which is limited to this time period.
Part 1: How do you define the idea of the battle between the sexes?
Part 2: Why is the battle of the sexes something that continues in modern times?
Part 3: Do you think the battle of the sexes can ever be won? Why or why not?
Beyond the idea of gender differences, the play also tackles the more general theme of power and of control.
Part 1: Why are the women concerned that the men have more control or power in society?
Part 2: Why are the men interested in being in control over the women?
Part 3: Do you think the theme of control and power are applicable to today's society? Why or why not? In what ways, if so?
Quite often in this play, there...
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