Lysistrata by Aristophanes

650 WordsJan 30, 20183 Pages
All is fair in love and war, right? Right! Aristophanes play “Lysistrata” is exactly that, but with a twist. The play takes its name from the main female heroine, you guessed it, Lysistrata, an Athenian woman with a plan to stop the Peloponnessian war. Taking an in depth look on how, we can look at her leadership qualities that helped to make this happen in the play. From keeping the woman in line, to depriving the men of sex, just how does she do it? First lets examine creativity. Lysistrata hatches a plan to put an end to the Peloponnessian war once and for all. In the first act of the play, she sets forth the motions to accomplish this in three parts. The first of which is to deny the sexual pleasures that all the woman offer to men in Athens until a truce is made between both nations to end the war. With all the wives and women rallied together and working on the same page, she sets forth the next of her moves in seizing and occupying the Akropolis and its riches to fund the war. Using these 2 motions set forth she denies the men of Athens much needed funds to keep the armies moving, and denial of all the sexual pleasures a woman can offer her man. slowly driving the men to look for an end to the war. Next lets examine confidence. Lysistrata from the beginning of the play exudes it in such a way that is noticeable but not overwhelming. Right of the bat she tells the woman who slowly start showing up that she has a plan to save Athens and Greece from their long
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