Allusions Paper (Pandora and Prometheus).pdf - Chain 1 Jesslyn Chain Mrs Ferguson AP English Literature 27 August 2019 Prometheus and Pandora Prometheus

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Chain 1 Jesslyn Chain Mrs. Ferguson AP English Literature 27 August 2019 Prometheus and Pandora Prometheus, a Titan, saw humans below him living in darkness, and he felt guilty. Prometheus asked Zeus to give humans fire, but he refused, fearing that the humans may grow to be as powerful as the Gods (“Story”). Prometheus then stole fire and gifted it to the humans. To take revenge, Zeus then tasked Hephaestus and Athena to create a mortal woman (“Origins”). The woman was made from clay, and then presented to Zeus in beautiful, perfect form, and the gods each presented her with a gift (“Story”). The woman was named Pandora and married to Prometheus’ brother, Epimetheus. Pandora came with a jar, which she was instructed not to
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