Lysistrata, Agamemnon, and Sherlock Holmes: The Construction of the Subjugated Female in Classical and Contemporary Literature

  • Ashley Laura Danielle Reisinger Macewan University

Abstract

The 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.
Published
2016-11-25
How to Cite
Reisinger, A. (2016). Lysistrata, Agamemnon, and Sherlock Holmes: The Construction of the Subjugated Female in Classical and Contemporary Literature. MacEwan University Student EJournal, 3(1). Retrieved from https://journals.macewan.ca/muse/article/view/329
Section
Arts and Sciences - Humanities