The Complete Plays - Plutus Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Complete Plays.
This section contains 716 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Complete Plays Study Guide

Plutus Summary

Plutus is the last surviving play of Aristophanes and its style is considerably different from those that have come before. The theme is more abstractly moral and political rather than directly satirizing an actual political figure. Still, the play is one of Aristophanes' most tightly plotted and also most interesting, to modern readers at least.

The play begins with Chremylus and his servant Cario returning form the oracle. Chremylus, a good but poor man, has asked the oracle how he can improve his situation. The oracle told him to follow the next man he finds on the street and to take him home. Cario interprets this message symbolically but Chremylus is convinced that the message is literal and he goes up to the blind man in front of him on the road to introduce himself. The blind man happens to be Plutus, god...

(read more from the Plutus Summary)

This section contains 716 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Complete Plays Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Complete Plays from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook