"Prometheus Unbound" Book Review by writingsensation

"Prometheus Unbound"
An examination of one of Percy Shelley's greatest works, "Prometheus Unbound" and how it honors love and beauty.
# 69147 | 1,324 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 05, 2006 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses and analyzes Percy Shelley's play "Prometheus Unbound", explaining that it is significant to world literature not only because it extols the virtues of love, truth, beauty and compassion but because it it also demonstrates Shelley's incredible skill with the written word and his power of imagination.

From the Paper:

"In the second act, we find more references to love with the character of Asia. Her conversation with Demogorgon expands on many of Shelley's ideals. They discuss God, love, hope, pain, and wisdom that imparts the law that states, "Let man be free" (IV.44). When Asia asks who is the master of the salve, his answer concludes with the words, "What to bid speak/Fate, Time, Occasion, Chance and Change? To these/All things are subject but eternal Love" (II.118-20). These passages underscore the important notion that love is the one power that exists above all other powers--an emotion that is not dependent on chance, fate, or anything else. In short, love in untouchable."

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