A Comparative Analysis of Women in Greek Tragedies and the Quran

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World Literature 1
30 October 2010
A Comparative Analysis of Women in Greek Tragedies and the Quran
Introduction
Women feature prominently in Greek Tragedies. A comparative analysis with how women are portrayed in the Quran can offer some potential reflective insights.
Research question
Is there a difference in how women are portrayed in Greek Tragedies as compared to the Quran?
Thesis
Greek Tragedies actually portrayed women in a vastly favorable light as compared to the Quran.
Analyzed Works
The works which were analyzed and compared were Antigone and the Quran.
Historical Context for Antigone
The version of Antigone analyzed in this paper was written by Sophocles, who was...
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..... civilization of ancient Greece and its unique depiction of women, while the Quran offers insight into why the Islamic world is so bereft of gender equality. Perhaps the examination of ancient texts can help us to understand more the historical gender inequities and how we might better address them today.
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