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Prometheus

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Ricky Mireles

on 5 November 2012

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Prometheus & The First People Olivia E. Coolidge Source Time Written Connecting to a Theme Culture Prometheus and his brother Epimethius are chosen to make all creatures on earth. Epimethius creates every animal and critter but forgets one lonely creature. So Prometheus takes the task on and gives them the form of the gods and the best skills. Prometheus gives them the gift of fire. That in turn angers Zeus. So he chains him to a rock and has the sun scorch him by day and the frost bite him by night. After, what seems to be, an eternity he is set free. Zeus, along with many of the other gods, decide to give a gift to Epimethius, the gift of Pandora. They give her a box she must never open, for having the perfect appeal, she is given only one task, to never open the box. After, they live together for quite the time she opens the box and all evils come out and leave human hope in the box .Zeus sends out a flood and decides to get rid of the human race all together. Pyrrha and Deucalion are the only ones worthy of living and after the flood are sent to repopulate the earth with the help of the oracle. Olivia E. Coolidge, published 27 biographies and historical fiction books. She was an author and an educator teaching Greek, Latin, and English in Germany and England. She died in December 2006. The story comes from the Greek culture. They worshiped multiple Gods of whom had different abilities to contribute to man. No specific date for the text written. Do NOT disturb the Gods. Olivia E. Coolidge Presentation by Ricky Mireles Prometheus & The First People By Ricky Mireles Summary Religious Connection There is a small connection to the Christian culture in the story. In the story, Pyrrha and Deucalion get caught in the flood that occurs because humans aren't worthy to live. They survive because they are worthy and float along in a boat. Similar to Noah's Ark. Vocabulary Allusion Passing or casual reference; an incidental mention something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare. "... One declares that he was created in the age of Kronos, or Saturn, who ruled before Zeus..." Metaphor a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” "Milk and sweet nectar flowed in rivers for men to eat, and honey dripped from hollow trees." Imagery The formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively. "... I gave warm fur to the great bears and the little squirrels, keen eyes and sharp talons to birds of prey, tusks to elephants, hide to wild boars, sweet wings and bright feathers to birds..." Symbolism "... and together they made for man a woman. All the gods gave gifts to this new creation. . . She was named Pandora, which means All-Gifted, since each of the gods had given her something." the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character. Personification the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure. "The lid flew up out of her hands and knocked her aside, while before her frighten eyes, dreadful, shadowy shapes flew out of the box in an endless stream." In the story, Prometheus gave the humans the gift of fire. This was a gift that was not to be given. The humans weren't worthy of possessing fire and were punished for it. Their punishment, end of the human race.
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