4-15-11 - Believable lies....the plain truth Prometheus In...

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Unformatted text preview: Believable lies....the plain truth Prometheus In the traditional interpretation:- Innocent and yet convicted prisoner- Assimilated to Christ- Punished savior of humanity- His punishment is a blot on Zeus' record- A role model? Or at least a sympathetic character Prometheus Re-Interpreted The Sacrifice (T.540)- What actually happens?- What did Zeus want? The Fire (T.570)- What are the consequences?- What did Zeus want? The Woman (T.595)- What are her characteristics?- What does Zeus hopes will result? Eris The human condition- Good Eris (strife) Competition Peer pressure Hard but fruitful work i.e. what we need to survive- Bad Eris War and fighting Lawsuits and greed Corruption and bribery Pandora All women are a curse that makes the lives of men miserable Seductive, attractive, greedy and force men to work Pandora's jardisease, sickness, death, unpleasantness Only Hope left insideour one consolation Pandora On the other hand:...
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