Lysistrata, Agamemnon, and Sherlock Holmes: The Construction of the Subjugated Female in Classical and Contemporary Literature
AbstractThe classical works, Lysistrata and Agamemnon are juxtaposed with the contemporary work of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, in order to appreciate the subjugation of women throughout literature. The reinforcement of women's subjugation through literature conveys the message that women must adhere to cultural norms or be expelled from the culture in which they refuse to adhere. The works are contextualized and examined inasmuch as they typify and create a context for women to operate.
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