publication . Article . 2006

OVERCOMING TYRANNY: LOVE, TRUTH AND MEANING IN SHELLEY'S PROMETHEUS UNBOUND

Sandro Jung;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Shelley's Prometheus Unbound is a rewriting of Aeschylus's Bound Prometheus. As such, it is a work of Romantic Hellenism which, as so many Romantic texts, focuses on the ideas of Revolution and change, as well as the possibility of a better society. Prometheus, in his unenlightened state of primordial energy, provided mankind with the fire of enlightenment but, at the same time, angered Jupiter by his disobedience and the theft of the divine gift. Prometheus's defiant energy is described in terms that are analogous to Jupiter's destructive rage. It is made clear that Promethean society can only prosper if its founder - joined by the love of Asia - overcomes his ...
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publication . Article . 2006

OVERCOMING TYRANNY: LOVE, TRUTH AND MEANING IN SHELLEY'S PROMETHEUS UNBOUND

Sandro Jung;