Women of Centuries Past Analytical Essay by Leslie

Women of Centuries Past
An exploration of women archetypes in such works as "The Old Testament", "Antigone", "Lysistrata"' and the "Odyssey".
# 53636 | 3,361 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Nov 22, 2004 in Literature (Comparative Literature) , Women Studies (Feminism)

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While citing such works as "The Old Testament", "Antigone", "Lysistrata"' and the "Odyssey", this paper reflects the gender role of women in ancient literature and the socio-cultural context of these writings.

From the Paper:

"Throughout history women have taken on many roles. There is that of the virgin, the goddess, the mother, and the hero. Unfortunately, while they took on functions in ancient literature, their position in the world during the same time was much more limited. While in such works as The Old Testament, in which women are portrayed exactly how they existed in society--as a mere companion for men, other works in ancient literature bring forth strong female archetypes. Although even these strong characters are inferior to their male counterpart, they still revolutionized the way that theatre and literature viewed women."

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