The Complete Plays Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

In the play, Acharnians, Aristophanes gives insight into the Greek democracy, as well as its representatives, but he also examines the suffering of his country. Compare the democracy described in Acharnians with the democracy today in the United States. Provide examples from Acharnians to support your comparison.

Essay Topic 2

Aristophanes expresses his sentiments about the Pelopennesian Wars in Acharnians. Describe his feelings and explain what he hopes to achieve. Give examples from Acharnians to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

In Knights, Aristophanes uses satire in his depiction of democracy and its leaders. Who does Aristophanes use satire to describe? Make sure you define satire and identify the leader whom Aristophanes is emphasizing in Knights, while providing examples from the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the role of Strepsiades' character in the play Clouds. What is his role in the play? Is he the...

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