Oedipus The King And Lysistrata

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In the play Oedipus the King, took place around 429 BC in a place called the royal house of Thebes. However, “many years have passed by since Oedipus solved the riddle of the sphinx and now a plague has struck the city.” it’s Oedipus fate that encourage him to make bad decisions. In the play Lysistrata, was introduced around 411 BC, during a war comedy by the ancient Greeks in a city called Athens. The annual theatre festivals started in Athens, which gave birth to democracy. Over a period of time, Athens was known as a city-state that was divided among four different tribes. Both plays were a part of the festivals, which were produced by the people and citizens. It was a gift for the entire city and they enjoyed it. A set of connected behaviors, right obligations and more was introduced in both plays, Oedipus the King and Lysistrata. Theatre was a wonderful tool for social engagement. Throughout each play they both contained comedy and tragedy. However, King Oedipus is having trouble with his fate and making bad decisions as a leader for his community. Lysistrata wants to end the war and this causes for her to make decisions involving the community and their support as a democracy. Both plays are trying to set good examples among their community and lead their country with a better democracy. In Oedipus the king, he was a very intelligent man, who choose his fate and that led him to a tragedy later on throughout his years a king. A few factors that find their way into the
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