Running Head: MENANDER
Famous playwrights from ages ago are usually of significance in the inspiration of
modern playwrights. The modern ones get ideas on how to and how not to write plays, and
therefore, used as guides. On this note, these playwrights grow their works to heights unthoughtof. One of the famous playwrights is Menander who lived in ancient Greece and has been an
inspiration to many, especially to those who love and incorporate happy endings in their works.
This paper will help give a detailed look into the life of Menander, both of writing and where he
originated from as a way of getting a better understanding of the person behind the works. He
brings out the positivity in every play he writes, and this is a motivating factor for the audience
that wants to familiarize with the works presented before them, and in this case, we get to see
what he focuses on in terms of the reality of life.
Menander was a comic playwright who was born in 342 BC and died in 291 BC. He was
a playwright from Athens, Greece. With regard to the Athenian New Comedy, he was a master
and the representative of the same in this part of the world. His popularity stemmed from New
Comedy, and he held the popularity position during his time as well as several centuries later.
New Comedy could be described as the last or final stage of the Athenian comedy, and
Menander wore the crown well. He was lucky in getting his work out there, but unfortunately, he
won very few victories compared to 100s...