Political Metaphors in "Prometheus Bound"
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This paper suggests how Aeschylus, author of "Prometheus Bound", uses metaphors to make a number of suggestions about the ideas of tyranny, freedom, and prophecy.
From the Paper:"A tragedy like Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound is ripe with metaphors that contribute to the significance of the work as one that has stood the test of time. Aristotle wrote in the Politics that man is, by nature, a political animal. If we accept this to be true, it is no surprise that Prometheus Bound continues to be a relevant tragedy in the 21st century as the most significant metaphor in the final scene, and truly, the entire work is the character of Prometheus himself. Prometheus is the representation of one who suffers unjustly under the harsh reign of a tyrant, yet still remains free (from a certain point of view)."
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