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Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound


by Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound: We're Bound to Prometheus Eventually Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Prometheus Bound? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does the setting play into Prometheus Bound?

It is vital to the story
It is relatively unimportant
It made it very hard to perform.
It takes place in a fantasyland in the distant future.
Q. Why does Prometheus Bound qualify as a Greek tragedy?

Prometheus Bound possesses a serious or somber theme, and a great person destined to be destroyed through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force.
This story is in the Great Big Book of Greek Tragedies
Prometheus Bound is a comedy, not a tragedy
It fulfills the requirements of gothic imagery and horrid scenes.
Q. How does the poetic style of Prometheus Bound enhance the message of the play?

In addition to making the language beautiful, it makes the play intense.
The poetic language reveals erotic tendencies.
There is no poetic language in Prometheus Bound; it is boring prose.
The poetic language incorporates elements of surprise and betrayal.
Q. How does the prophecy that Io's descendants will free Prometheus reveal hope for the future?

The dramatic fall of Prometheus to the center of the earth is not the end of the story.
There is no hope for the future revealed in Prometheus Bound.
Hope is revealed in a coming Greek Messiah.
Prometheus is revealed to be an imp.