Aristophanes Writing Styles in The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata

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The main point of view of all three plays in this collection is essentially the same - to satirize various aspects of humanity in general, and of Athenian culture in particular (for further discussion of satire, see "Objects/Places" and "Topics for Discussion - Throughout history, satire has been ..."). The playwright clearly sees, and experiences, the world in which he lives and works as having flaws, and uses his plays to both point out those flaws and make fun of individuals living within that society for a) not seeing them before, and b) not doing anything about them.

A second important aspect of the three plays' point of view is the playwright's apparent grudge against a powerful politician named Cleon, who is specifically named in all three plays as someone with whom the playwright has issues. It seems that the playwright feels picked on or persecuted...

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