Athens and Women's Roles
...Women's Roles August 14, Women’s roles in “Agamemnon,” “Antigone,” and “Medea” Women serve various roles in “Agamemnon,” “Antigone,” and “Medea.” In “Agamemnon” and “Antigone,” women preserve the pride and honor of the family, although “Medea” shows a barbaric way of preserving family bonds; women express themselves as equals of men, which is present in all three plays; and finally, women also act as vanguards of godly orders and decrees, particularly in “Antigone.” Women preserve the pride and honor of the family, especially in times of troubles. In Sophocles' “Antigone,” women serve to promote family pride. One of the reasons that Antigone wants to bury Polyneices is because it is her... ? Athens and...