Dear page x reader,
“So here’s the truth in one word: all human skill and science was Prometheus’ gift.” Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus🔥⛰
As I cram research for essays, lectures and tutorials that are well overdue (don’t judge me!😂), I am overjoyed that ‘Prometheus Bound’ was the first book/play that I had to read for my English course this semester. Prometheus has always been one of the three characters of Greek mythology I have been avidly interested in since I was a child. Besides him I was also interested in:
Along with these two, it’s interesting to see how Prometheus’ defining trait would be his hamartia; his undoing, while providing humanity the gift of fire that would cradle the birth of civilisation. It’s also fascinating to see how blasphemously unrepentant to Zeus Prometheus is, which must’ve shocked traditional Greek audiences surely. Being apart of the last generation of millennials - a child of the Disney generation, if you will-, it is weird to read this book/play with the precedented view that Zeus is supposed to be this omnipotent yet merciful, omniscient yet liberal god. In fact, Zeus only appears to uphold the same apparatus of tyranny his father Chronos reigned on before him. I wonder, if Prometheus was still chained to Mount Olympus today, what he would make of this post-Trump, post-Brexit society we love in today...
Until next time, I’ll catch you in a book – in between worlds somewhere!✌🏾 _________________________________________________
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