"The Learned Women" Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

"The Learned Women"
A review of the comedy "The Learned Women" by Moliere.
# 118640 | 868 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2010 in Drama and Theater (World)

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The paper outlines the plot of "The Learned Women", a five-act comedy which revolved primarily around the members and those involved with a middle-class household, including Philaminte, Chrysale's wife, her sister Belise and her daughter Armande. The paper depicts the many struggles for power operating throughout the play and how the learned women sought to oppose the prevailing values of women being subservient to men.

The Play
The Struggles

From the Paper:

"The Learned Women was produced following three or four years of work on the part of Moliere, and not unlike his other works, was received with much acclaim and opposition. The immediate effect of The Learned Women was to expose the reality that women were not in fact the objects that society at the time had cornered them into at the time. The plot of The Learned Women, as will be explained, was one of struggle, between established female societal roles and those women who are not willing to accommodate them for the sake of tradition, unwilling to forsake happiness and love."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Moliere. "The Learned Women." King County Shakespeare Company. Retrieved on 1 November 2008, from: http://www.kingscountyshakespeare.org/reading_series_pages/TheLearnedWomen.htm

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