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Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound


by Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound: Symbols (for the Most Part) True or False

1. How does fire in Prometheus Bound represent the ability to transform one's environment—and to learn new skills for transforming it? -> Fire allows the building of bridges
2. How do Prometheus's chains reveal the nature of freedom and confinement? -> Prometheus may be chained, but he's really the character who shows the most freedom: he does what his conscience tells him to.
3. 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.