The Complete Plays - The Birds Summary & Analysis

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The Birds Summary

Birds is a play that is not as obviously topical and political as those that have come before it though some of those elements are still present here, though in a different form. The play begins with Euelpides and Pisthetaerus wondering in the woods looking for the great bird, Hoopoe. They wan to ask Hoopoe if, while flying around, he has ever found a quiet place where the two men can go and live. They are tired of Athens and want to find a new spot, a quieter spot to make a home. Eventually they run into a servant of Hoopoe who, though claiming to be a bird, still looks something like a man. The servant takes the two men to be hunters in the forest and prepares to attack them until both men also, somewhat unconvincingly, claim to be birds...

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