Social Influence in "Lysistrata," "Oedipus Rex" and "A Raisin In The Sun" Comparison Essay by Primo

Social Influence in "Lysistrata," "Oedipus Rex" and "A Raisin In The Sun"
A study of the influence of society and their families on the characters of the three plays: "Lysistrata," "Oedipus Rex" and "A Raisin in the Sun."
# 8869 | 2,090 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper illustrates the role of social, family and individual influence in the three plays by focusing on how influence changed the lives of the protagonists of Aristophanes' "Lysistrata", Sophocles," "Oedipus Rex" and Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." The paper examines how the influence on an individual or society may have radical effects. The paper comments separately on each play and then describes the common theme and ideas throughout the three plays. The writer looks at the influence of society on the individual and the influence of the individual on society.

From the Paper:

"Every individual is at some point of his life influenced either by someone or by society. This influence totally changes him for the better or for the worse. The impact totally transforms the individual to such an extent that he is a completely different person. The inspiration is so great and effective that there is a revolutionary change in the individual and he becomes a new individual altogether. However, the change could be for the better or for the worse. The influence could be negative in which case the person will be completely destroyed emotionally or physically and the impact could be so devastating that this destruction could even be self inflicted. On the other hand, a positive influence could make a better individual in character or in strength and enable him to achieve the impossible."

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