The Unbinding of Prometheus

I . THE UNBINDING OF PROMETHEUS Prometheus , son of Japetes and
Clymene , and father of Deucalion . He ridiculed the gods and displeased Jupiter
by making clay figures and animating them with fire he had stolen from heaven .

The Unbinding of Prometheus

Author: Howard P. Kainz

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Prometheus Rebound

The Irony of Atheism Joseph C. McLelland. PART II UNBINDING PROMETHEUS
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Prometheus Rebound

Author: Joseph C. McLelland

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889206961

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Modern atheism is a further act in the ancient drama of Prometheus vs Zeus. This book argues that the antagonism is false, as proved by the "irony": in which atheism turns into antitheism, transferring divine qualities to Humanity. The drama is framed by the "classicla dilemma," a conflict of wills: Tyrant and Rebel. The Unbinding of Prometheus is traced through Western history, to the Enlightenment "death of God," both speculative (Hegel) and practical (Marx). Finally, four types of "idols" are examined, in which Prometheus is rebound: Freud's Oedipus, Nietzsche's Dionysus, Camus' Sisyphus and Sartre's Orestes. The revision of both theism and atheism demands re-casting Zeus and Prometheus, breaking the impasse of heteronomy/autonomy and omnipotence/free will. Only thus may we affirm Humanity without denying God.

Prometheus

Shelley devotes only four lines to Hercules' act of unbinding Prometheus, for that
mythic rescue has been overshadowed by the significance of Prometheus' own
action of recalling his curse. Shelley insists instead on the human capacity to ...

Prometheus

Author: Carol Dougherty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134347510

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With no recent publications discussing Prometheus at length, this book provides a much-needed introduction to the Promethean myth of this rebellious god who defied Zeus to steal fire for mankind. Seeking to locate the nature of this compelling tale’s continuing relevance throughout history, Carol Dougherty traces a history of the myth of Prometheus from its origins in ancient Greece, to its resurgence in the works of the Romantic era and beyond. Offering a comparative approach that includes visual material and film, the book reveals a Prometheus who was a rebel against Zeus’ tyranny to Aeschylus, a defender of political and artistic integrity to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and a symbol of technological innovation during the industrial revolution; his resilience and adaptability illuminating his power and importance in Western culture. Prometheus is an essential introduction to the Promethean myth for all readers of classics, the arts and literature alike.

The Manchester Quarterly

The only preparation for unbinding Prometheus would be by unbinding man : but
the final unbinding of man depends on Prometheus being left bound . Shelley , in
his eager passion , unbound Prometheus dramatically , in order that he might ...

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Shelley Society s Publications

says to Prometheus , “ Dost thou boast the clear knowledge thou waken'dst for
man ? ” and whence does the knowledge of man proceed save from his mind ?
Similarly Hercules , in unbinding Prometheus , addresses him as the form
animated ...

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Papers

The only preparation for unbinding Prometheus would be by unbinding man : but
the final unbinding of man depends on Prometheus being left bound . Shelley , in
his eager passion , unbound Prometheus dramatically , in order that he might ...

Papers

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Publications

the assumption that the immense progression of the human race , consequent
upon the unbinding of Prometheus , was left unaccounted for by Shelley , as if it
were semi - miraculous and therefore unmeaning . Prometheus Unbound is in
fact ...

Publications

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The Virginia Spectator

It is also well known that the Greek dramatist reconciles the two , preparatory to
unbinding Prometheus . Shelley has taken the liberty , which all poets use , of
treating the myth as he thinks most proper . Jupiter is the personification of the
power ...

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The Poetry of Shelley

The great reunion takes place in Scene 3 , which begins with Hercules , in a
cameo appearance , unbinding Prometheus and declaring ( in three and a half
lines ) that strength serves wisdom , courage , and love . The very brevity of
Hercules ...

The Poetry of Shelley

Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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University of Toronto Quarterly

This method of unbinding Prometheus is not likely to appeal to our generation !
The opening chapter of Carlyle's Past and Present is a much quoted passage of
literature . Although written almost a century before , only a few short years ago ,
it ...

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Romantic Reassessment

And together , Prometheus Unbound and A Defence of Poetry form the two poles
of Shelley ' s thought . For in its very picture of the unbinding of Prometheus ,
Prometheus Unbound records no less profoundly than A Defence of Poetry the ...

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The New Calendar of Great Men

Shelley treats the unbinding of Prometheus as the triumph of Humanity , and the
advent of an ideal State . We must regard Prometheus as a type of those men at
the threshold of Greek civilisation who , breaking away from the primitive ...

The New Calendar of Great Men

Author: Frederic Harrison

Publisher: London ; New York : Macmillan

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A Study of Shelley s Poetry

Prometheus hangs there until Asia comes ( others joining , as named in the stage
directions ) " borne in the Car with the Spirit of the Hour . " Hercules , like a
shadow of Demogorgon , unbinds Prometheus . The unbinding , ushering in the ...

A Study of Shelley s Poetry

Author: Seymour Reiter

Publisher: Albuquerque] : University of New Mexico Press

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Page: 335

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Note book of the Shelley Society

the assumption that the immense progression of the human race , consequent
upon the unbinding of Prometheus , was left unaccounted for by Shelley , as if it
were semi - miraculous and therefore unmeaning . Prometheus Unbound is in
fact ...

Note book of the Shelley Society

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