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Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound


by Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound: Symbols (for the Most Part) 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 fire in Prometheus Bound represent the ability to transform one's environment—and to learn new skills for transforming it?

When fire was the exclusive property of the gods, it symbolized the divine power to make the world do what you wanted it to do.
Fire allows the building of bridges
Fire represents the building blocks of the universe.
Psych—it doesn't.
Q. How do Prometheus's chains reveal the nature of freedom and confinement?

Prometheus is thoroughly bound with no hope of escape.
Prometheus may be chained, but he's really the character who shows the most freedom: he does what his conscience tells him to.
Prometheus is only under the illusion of being bound
Prometheus will join Elvis in a jailhouse rock duet.
Q. How does Prometheus's gift of technology to humans produce a conflict among the gods?

Prometheus gets on Zeus's bad side by helping humans to become more than beasts.
The gods wanted their own iPhones.
Prometheus became more powerful than the gods .
Prometheus's gift of technology to humans does not produce a conflict among the gods.