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Haley Shuff

on 22 February 2015

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Transcript of SWAP ALLUSION PROJECT: Pandora

*You may have heard the expression "Pandora's Box."
*Sources differ on who actually opened the box, either Pandora or her husband Epimetheus.
*Allowed all evil manners to escape and plague the world
Pandora's Box has been used in television shows such as Dr Who.
Pandora's Box unleashed unending evil around the world and Pandora Radio lets us have unending music.
Pandora Radio is also an allusion to "Pandora's Box."
But that's not the only place "Pandora's Box" has been referenced........
Pandora Radio is an allusion because Pandora's Box unleashed an unending amount of evils upon the world.
In comparison, Pandora Radio gives us access to an unlimited amount of music.
Hope was left at the bottom of the box. It was the last thing to come out.
Just by hearing those two little words we know that a long cascade of bad things is about to occur.
Anytime you hear this phrase it is referring to something that will lead to unexpected troubles, such as evils, illness, etc.
This allusion has been used often and in multiple ways throughout history.
Curiosity got the best of her and the box was opened.
It can also be referring to someone who let their curiosity get the best of them in a situation.
*According to Greek Mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth.

*She was created by Zeus in revenge for Prometheus's stealing of fire from the heavens and giving it to the humans.

*She was given a box that she was told to NOT open.
More recently the allusion to Pandora has been seen in technology.
Haley Shuff
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