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Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound


by Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound: Themes True or False

1. How does Prometheus retain power despite his status as bound to a rock? -> He relies on Energizer batteries.
2. How does Prometheus Bound reveal the difference between physical suffering and mental suffering? -> Prometheus experiences physical suffering whereas Io experiences mental suffering.
3. How does Prometheus Bound reveal the conflict between fate and free will? -> Most of the characters express the view that everything is fated. And yet, most of them also keep telling one another to do various things.
4. How does Prometheus Bound reveal mental confinement? -> The action takes place inside of Prometheus' mind.
5. How does Prometheus challenge traditional notions of power? -> No matter what, Prometheus stays true to himself—and keeps his secret knowledge hidden.