The male-dominated society consistently attempts to outcast these women, only to end up demonstrating society’s own arrogance. By evaluating the function of Medea and Lysistrata as a societal danger, we can perceive society’s controlling tendency towards women displays their anxieties of maintaining power and promotes arrogance for males to preserve the idea of being above women.
The Medea told the story of Medea, a foreigner, who struggled with her marriage relationship and prejudice of the community she lived in. Medea is described as “a clever woman, versed in evil arts” (283) and displays several cunning and manipulative actions, like deceiving most characters in the play, but she describes herself as an outcast, stating she is just “something he won in a foreign land” (254). The community that surrounds Medea now encourages the separation between her and them by referring to her as a