Comparing The Prometheus And Genesis

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Analyzing texts is one of the most fundamental and key parts to drawing conclusions about them. Upon analyzing the two versions of the Prometheus myth and the consequent chapters of Genesis, it is quite clear that how one views each piece is subject to their previous knowledge. Today, it is much easier to read Prometheus objectively. It would generally be safe to assume that no one in proximity is a worshipper of Zeus. Reading Genesis is fairly different. Everyone in North America, and most other parts of the world, have at least a very general idea of what Genesis says, or is believed to say. In this essay, the understanding of differences in texts that should be similar will be explored. Although the two versions of the Prometheus and Genesis should essentially be the same, there are many differences within their respective plots and in the language used that make them contradictory and forces the reader to rely heavily on interpretation to try to combat these inconsistencies.
Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound is a story of accepting punishment for the greater good. It begins with Prometheus being dragged away to be crucified and punished for interrupting Zeus’ plans to exterminate the human populace. One reads the punishment, being chained to a rock where he must wait for his hero, who has yet to be born, as gruesome and awful, and takes the grace and dignity displayed by Prometheus as an invitation to give him sympathy. “’I gave them intelligence, I made them masters of their
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