Study Guide

The Clouds Characters

Strepsiades

Strepsiades is the central protagonist of The Clouds, but he's anything but heroic—and it's...

Socrates

Yes, that Socrates. The character you see in this play is based on the real philosopher. In fact,...

Cloud Chorus

The traditional Greek chorus is present in the form of the titular clouds (Strepsiades, who...

Pheidippides

He's the dude who gets his father into piles of debt and sets off the events of the play. He's...

Better Argument

Better Argument is the personification of a more traditional mode of philosophy and instruction...

Worse Argument

Worse Argument is the personification of a newfangled (circa 400 BCE) mode of thought that is...