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Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound


by Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound: Quotes (What Was Said) True or False

1. Who says "The mind of Zeus is implacable—and everyone is harsh when new to power"? -> Hephaestus
2. Who says: "What means of escape, what cure for my affliction? Reveal it, if you know it: speak and tell it to the wretched wandering maiden"? -> Io
3. Who says: "In the beginning, though they had eyes and ears they could make nothing of what they saw and heard; like dream-figures they lived a life of utter random confusion all their days"? -> Power
4. What is the significance of the quote, "There is no ill-treatment, no contrivance, by which Zeus will induce me to reveal this secret, until these degrading bonds have been unloosed. So let him hurl his blazing fire, let him throw everything into turmoil and confusion with his white feathers of snow and his thunders rumbling beneath the earth: none of that will bend me to make me say at whose hands he is destined to fall from his supreme power"? -> Even though Prometheus is in chains, he continues to assert his own freedom.
5. What is the significance of the quote, "It is for you, Io, to do this group a favour, especially since they are sisters of your father. It is something worth while to weep and lament thoroughly over one's misfortunes, in circumstances where one can expect to wring tears from the listeners"? -> Don't be a crybaby.