World Literature: Wild Women of America
April 14, 2014
"Antigone Theme of Women and Femininity." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.
This article does a great job at pointing out the role of women and their expected behavior. This website also points to specific quote's from Antigone to support their claims. It also brought to light a few underlying themes that I had overlooked. This will be a useful resource when I am forming my opinion about Antigone and Lysistrata as wild women.
Aristophanes. Lysistrata. New York: Dover, 1994. Print.
Lysistrata, along with Antigone, make up my main topic. In this book Lysistrata is a wife of a soldier and is tired of her husband being gone at war. She takes things into her own hands unlike most women of ancient Greece and finds a way to make the men come to peace.
Lysistrata is a great example of a "Wild Women" because of her charisma, as well as her intuition and other leadership qualities.
Cho, Anna. "Women of Ancient Greece." History: Women in Ancient Greece. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
This piece of literature is another great resource in understanding the everyday life as well as the economic status of ancient Greek women. It covers anything from marriage and mothering children to inheritance and the limitations of women. Providing an abundance of information, this will help form a concrete paper with plenty of background info to support my opinions.
"Culture and Society" Ancient Greece. University Press Inc., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
This article is a great resource for information over the ancient Greek culture. This article is composed of three sections "Ancient Greek Everyday Life", "Family and Food", and "Ancient...