Women In Ancient Times Based On Ovid's "The Art Of Love" And Paul's Corinthians.

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Present day women are fundamentally looked upon as equals to men, but in Ancient time's women did not have power or status Ancient woman had to clean, cook and most importantly make and raise children. Women were not allowed to receive much of an education and work outside the home. This was reserved for males only. At first it seems that the Art of Love and Corinthians presents women to be inferior and direct the text toward men. Upon close examination, Paul actually expects more of women than men which suggest their superiority while Ovid also includes women as an equal reader.Paul views women as inferior because he places men on a high pedestal. He says "I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that". He places himself in the position of God because no man can ever be like him. That makes women have a lower position then men because there is no mention of how women also have a gift from God. Paul says that the human body is not meant for sex because it is part of Jesus Christ's body. He says "Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body?" The word "her" implies that the prostitute is a female. This makes all prostitutes female which makes women seem lower because female prostitutes are seen by Paul and the scum of the Earth. Paul mentions the fact that men sin "All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body", this could be viewed two ways. First off, he could be giving women power in saying that women do not sin and only men do or he could be referring to the male and female readers as one word "man", this would be more agreeable since both men and women do sin. This is demeaning toward women because he is referring to them as "man". He also says that it is better for people to stay virgins, although he mentions virgins as "she", "27Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned". Virgins are only female which makes it seems as though men can do anything they want. Women are not supposed to look for husbands but the other way around which makes it seems as though women do not have the right to do anything.Although Ovid gives advice for men and women on how to stay in love, the advice is very different. Ovid views women as inferior because he tells them to...

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