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    "Prometheus Bound” is an oil painting done on canvas by a Baroque artist, Peter Paul Reubens. The painting which was completed in 1618 though started in 1611 is based on a character, the Titan Prometheus, in one of the Greek myths. Reubens sought the help of Frans Snyders, a famous animal painter who painted the eagle in the painting. The painting which measures 242.6 cm by 209.6 cm is currently available for public viewing in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With its sensuous richness, color and movement, "Prometheus Bound” is typical of baroque painting that evokes strong emotions in the viewer.

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    Mythology is what makes every culture. These myths can be used to educated young minds about important life lessons. One of the most famous myths came from the Greeks. They used gods and goddesses to explain specific occurrences in nature, sand also give those life lessons. The myth of Prometheus and Io in greek mythology is significant to always look towards the future, and good will always overcome bad eventually.

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    Prometheus was a titan from Greek mythology who was well known for his creation of man and gift of fire. He was a clever trickster who is well associated with science culture and also gifted the skill of metalwork. After a war, the rest of the titans were punished except for Prometheus, who was on the winning side with Zeus. He then was appointed to being the protector and benefactor of mankind. Prometheus had the responsibility of providing survival skills to man.

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    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel full of ideas that are ahead of her time. In 1818, Shelley published her novel Frankenstein, and her work opened up endless possibilities in the field of both literature and medicine. In contrast, The Adoration of Jenna Fox asked the question that if we took current technology such as 3D-printing and project it into the near future in the medical field, what will it look like when everyone has a “replaceable 3D-printed” limb? Pearson’s novel acts more like a cautionary tells for the present generation than a futuristic novel with pack full of imaginary ideas.

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    Prometheus’s Uncertainty Principle “Hindsight is twenty-twenty.” This expression exemplifies the perception that even if in the present we do not fully understand the results and benefits of our actions, looking back we will have perfect clarity. In Prometheus Bound, however, this assumption is challenged. Prometheus, whose name meant “forethought” to the Greeks (Theogony 510n), has the power of prophecy, and we might reasonably assume that this gives him twenty-twenty foresight, and certainly hindsight. In fact, however, even when Prometheus looks back retrospectively he is ambivalent about his actions, seemingly unsure whether he acted properly.

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    Anthem is a very symbolic novel that reinforces and expresses Ayn Rand's beliefs. The novel Anthem focuses on collectivism which is the thought that everything should be done for the good of the group. Great examples of symbolism is the uncharted forest, the name prometheus and the light bulb. The uncharted forest is in part a symbol of the unknown.

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    Marry Shelly, Frankenstein Plot overview / Marry Shelly wrote her novel once summer day as she had challenged her friends, who did compete each other for the ability to write the most horrifying story. The competition resulted in Marryʹs success. The novel was named after the protagonist “Frankenstein.” Frankenstein is a of series of stories; a story within a story within a story. It relates the adventure Robert Walton, an explorer, was in his exploration adventure toward The Archaic Pole.

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    Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a play written by William Shakespeare. The story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, first published in 1565, inspires Shakespeare to write the play. Since the author never published any of his plays, it is controversially discussed when Othello was first published. However, it is believed that the play was first played between 1604 and 1605 and, first printed in 1622. The central characters in the play are Othello – a highly esteemed general in the service of Venice, and Desdemona – a beautiful young lady who enrages her father, the Venetian senator, because she elopes with a man several years older than her, who is Othello.

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    Mary Shelley subtitled her novel The Modern Prometheus, this suggesting a strong connection with the ancient Promethean myths. The Prometheus appears in Greek myth as a divine being, he is the creator of mankind. He stole fire from heaven when they were denied it by Zeus, and to have been punished by being fastened to a cliff in the Caucasus where an eagle tore daily at his liver. Frankenstein shared many similarities with Prometheus. In Frankenstein, Victor played the role of the modern Prometheus.

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    In 1818, author Mary Shelley of the United Kingdom published a book about a monster who was nameless. In the novel it concludes that it takes place in the late 1790s. Her novel was named Frankenstein based off the doctor who created the monster, Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein first appeared in the media world in 1823 in the production Presumption, or The Fate of Frankenstein played by Thomas Cooke. Then Frankenstein was featured in over sixty more productions including Rick and Morty and Scooby Doo.

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    The Duality of Nature in Frankenstein: From the dawn of human civilization, man has always been transfixed by the work of the natural world. He has told myths to explain it, and researched it endlessly to understand its power. In a way, human progress from small enclaves to powerful civilizations can be marked by the expansion of natural bounds. We have created vaccines to ward off disease, electricity to light the dark, and even genetically engineered new organisms to feed a massive and growing population. In the 19th century, the literary Romantic period seems to be a reaction to such progress.

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    In many Greek myths, the hero of the narrative is called upon to demonstrate courageous acts through the various situations and challenges they are faced with in order to create a change of some sort, thus proving a correlation between courage and change. In Peter R. Stillman’s Introduction to Myth, it states that heroes must have some sort of advantage, such as possessing honorable qualities, one of them being courage; the mental or moral strength to persevere in face danger or pain. Change is the act or instance of making or becoming different. This is shown in the myth Prometheus and his Gift to Man, as Prometheus demonstrates great courage by blatantly defying Zeus by stealing fire from him and thus forever changing mankind.

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    Frankenstein Essay Connor McGuire 11/9/17 The Story of Frankenstein is a story of sadness, pain, and loss. It has shown itself as an incredible achievement in literature and its captivated readers for over two centuries. One observation remains though. This story is not only known as Frankenstein but also as The Modern Prometheus. This story, as can be seen, draws many parallels with the story of Prometheus and it’s characters.

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    Prometheus was the son of the Titan Iapetus the god of mortality.and clymene. The name “Prometheus” means “prudent, foresighted.” He was the father of Deucalion. He received an order from the gods to populate earth. He created man out of earth water and other elements.

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    In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley there are many allusions. One of the main allusions was to a mythical character named Prometheus. The subtitle of the book is called, The modern Prometheus which is a reference to the Greek Titan Prometheus. Prometheus was a god of forethought and was given the task of creating mankind out of clay. After he created the man out of clay Athena would breath life into it.

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    Rubens Prometheus Bound

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    The concept of this paper is to provide an analytical view of the various artistic influences that are present in Prometheus Bound (fig. 1) by Rubens, and how Rubens individual artistic style continued on to influence proceeding artists. This will be achieved through the comparison of Rubens work with that of other masters of his past and present time such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Titian, Jordaens, and Rembrandt. Prometheus Bound was painted after Rubens had moved back to Antwerp, during a short stylistic change in his career from 1608-1612 that was characterized by a strong contrast between light and dark. This phase of Rubens work was influenced by Caravaggio’s strong use of chiaroscuro and Michelangelo’s muscular figures that appeared

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    Revolution tried to debunk the ox trick, but Mubarak and his entourage were clever enough to outmaneuver them and aborted any attempt of political reform. Because they lacked sufficient experience and a clear vision, it was foretold that they would be imprisoned and received punishment as terrible as that of Prometheus, while “Mubarak 's generals and policemen who have the last laugh” (Alexander). Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound Whether the trilogy of Prometheus Pound, Prometheus Unbound and Prometheus the Fire Bringer were written by Aeschylus or not (Ruffell 14-5), Prometheus Bound reflects both a rebellious spirit and a belief in human progress.

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    Who Stole My Authority In Zeus’s family, the most important and conspicuous is the power, by which they can rule the other parts of the world. By that kind of matter, it is not hard to understand that why Zeus took every effort to keep his dominance whenever with an apprehension that his authority was offended by others, for there was a curse adhered him all his life. It might sound that Zeus’ family was in a total mess. However, that kind of mess was exactly where this family had lived in.

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    Prometheus The story of Prometheus is classic myth that shows the theme of how there are severe consequences when deceiving someone who has higher authority than you. All myths contain significant elements of mythology. In the Prometheus Myth, it says, ¨He waited patiently, and, unseen by the gods, made his way into Olympus, lighted a hollow torch with a spark from the chariot of the sun, and brought this royal gift to man.¨

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    Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a great comparison is shown between Victor Frankenstein, the main character, and Prometheus, one of Greek mythology’s greatest Gods. Shelley borrows from the tale of Prometheus a consequence resulting from searching for a great source of enlightenment and power. In creating a being and giving it life, Frankenstein seems to take on the remarkable role of God which leads him to thinking that a power that is so heavenly cannot be played with by mankind. During his quest to expand his creative knowledge, abilities, drive, and ambition to know the origin of life, he puts himself in conflict. Frankenstein gambled his way into the godly realm without realizing he committed a sin by creating the monster, and

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