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Some have compared Prometheus with the figure of Satan, particularly the way Milton presents him in Paradise Lost, where his rebellion has political overtones. Students might consider what it means to be a hero and compare Satan with Milton's version of the story. offers another tale in which a proud individual suffers, learns a lesson in humility and inner strength, and sacrifices himself for what seems a worthy cause.

Prometheus Bound offers themes of law and justice that are familiar to many of William Shakespeare's plays. Merchant of Venice explores the relationship between justice and mercy while Measure for Measure, treats the same themes from the perspective of the ideal ruler.

The myth of Prometheus became tremendously popular during the nineteenth century. Two well-known retellings of the myth come from a husband and wife, Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Shelley's version of the...

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