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Day by day women are faced with obstacles simply because of gender In the plays we have read women are faced with obstacles but overcome them Women in the past were expected to be submissive and not object to the mens decisions The world today has changed its face No longer are women quiet Sappho and her work is a good example in our readings to represent todays day and time Her poems seem contemporary very modern The Descent of Inanna on the other hand is a prime example of works weve read that represent the past much more I strongly believe that each generation is a product of the previous generation and during the Ancient World women were not expected to write They were submissive and their religious superior had the final say Sappho broke these rules and went against the odds She wrote and produced wonderful work that everyone can relate to during any time period Although religious leaders successfully destroyed a great amount of her work the few parts and pieces that survived still describe things of today in such short lines and phrases At noontime is a good example of this It describes the sun and its heat and the cricket which till today sets up a high-pitched singing in his wings If you will come is another example At noontime is simple to say it relates to todays world the sun will always be hot the cricket will always live but the customs and traditions of people do and Sappho still describes customs from her time that live today If you will come tells of things that generally a person would do for visitors It says If you will come I shall put out new pillows for you to rest on In just these few lines so much is said This can be taken as literally taking our new pillows for a visitor to sleep on and
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