When the destructive proclamation went out, however, Prometheus alone objected to Zeus' heartless proposal. He saw in man a spark of divine promise that even the gods might envy, and in order to save the human race, he willingly and courageously committed a crime: he brought fire down from heaven and taught the mortals how to use it. Furthermore, he tutored them in practical arts, applied sciences and philosophy, so that he might edify, ennoble and empower them. But these saving acts were deemed highly treasonous; such knowledge in the hands of mortals threatened to put them on an equal footing with the gods themselves. Furious, Zeus commanded the Olympian blacksmith god of fire, Hephaestus, and the gods of Might and Force, Kratos and Bia, to seize Prometheus and shackle him to a barren mountainside.
When Equality brought his invention to the C... ... middle of paper ... ...ality and Liberty gave each other names that reminded them of each other from the books that they’ve read because, Equality says that it isn’t proper for men to not have a name. That is how they got the name Prometheus and Gaea. Throughout the incredible courage and bravery of Equality and Liberty, mankind is free from going through the ideal of communism. Their sacrifices that they have chosen to do showed them their corrupt society and led them to discover the most important part of human spirit and individualism. Prometheus (Equality) and Gaea (Liberty) will find a society that, shows everyone, the world for mankind by celebrating individual human spirit, a thing have freedom, and removed out of the fear that they had.
When Victor destroyed the almost created companion, the Creation vowed revenge and stated, “[…] you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your miser... ... middle of paper ... ...humans in eluding natural processes like death, but it can cause calamitous events if proper precautions aren’t taken. Also, creatures subject to science can also be discriminated against, like the Creation was by Felix, who assumed it was grotesque, while it was actually nice and caring, as it brought wood to the family. An example of where Shelley’s warning isn’t heeded is in the film Gattaca, where in vitro fertilization partitions society into 2 groups, the “valids” (in vitro) and the “invalids” (natural birth). The consequences ensued are segregated classes, with the superior class receiving professional employment while the lower class receives menial jobs. The repercussion of the eugenics in the film reflect Shelley’s premonition about the advancement of science in the future: that attempting to go above one’s own power will cause complications in humanity.
His invention represents his curiosity and the beginning of his individualism. Light is used again when giving Liberty 5-3000 a private name of “The Golden One” and his final name “Prometheus” at the end of the novel. Prometheus is the Greek God that brought fire to men from the Gods. Equality 7-2521 feels the name fitting for himself because of his rediscovery of the light bulb. Equality 7-2521 believed the Council of Scholars would thank him and make him a member of their council when he would present the light to them, but instead he was condemned and the council was frightened.
They had a “campaign against the Past” after the war where any remnants of the former way of living were destroyed. They considered that the past contained too much imperfection so they had to destroy museums and impede publication of certain books to shield the people from the harm of imperfection. The revolutionaries of that time wanted a new life for the people on Earth where all the adverse elements of life were removed. They desired perfection. A perfection similar to the perfect drug they created, soma, which has “All the advantages of Christianity…; none of their defects.” This drug embodies perfection because it only benefits the user without any maladaptation.
Aylmer is consumed by his passion of overtake Mother Nature. The story shows how Aylmer's passion leads to not only his downfall but that of his wife Georgiana as well. The belief that science can solve and do anything is one of ignorance because it totally disregards the human element of spirituality. The idea of hubris, which is a Greek word meaning excessive pride of a mortal who believes they are on the level of the gods, is very apparent in the story. In Ancient Greek myths, the gods usually punished those who acted with hubris.
The closeness to the sun that causes Ikarus' fall foreshadows Faustus' destruction and his desire to become like God. This reflects the pre-renaissance understanding of social order - people are to stay in their "God-given" place in society. But the image of Ikarus' death is also to be taken literal. "Heavens conspired his overthrow" (Prologue line 21) foretells Faustus' actual death while the blame for it is being placed scornfully and s... ... middle of paper ... ...t of sin, "but Faustus, in hell is all manner of delight"(II,ii,179). The struggle between Faustus' superego/good angel and his id/bad angel continue throughout the play and the possibility of achieving a balance doesn't seem to exist.
He was burned alive because he was one of little that knew what individualism was. Prometheus and Gaea modernized this human race for centuries and initiated a new kind of success and advancement. Equality and Liberty will make a society that could possibly help the planet for the creation of light by rejoicing the individual human spirit, a thing to be set free, not restrained and crushed out of terror. Their discoveries put to rest the corrupt preaching of selflessness and humility in favor of the truly moral philosophies of freedom and, in fact, selfishness. Those are the reasons that Ayn Rand named Equality, Prometheus, and Liberty, Gaea.
The secrets of this world are up for grabs, and only the ones who desire them will unlock them, they will need to overpass obstacles of all kinds, like Prometheus's journey, all to the end of benefiting society. Prometheus satisfies his ego in his secret cesspool. This is considered a transgression for his totalitarian government. He desired the secrets of the Earth so bad he broke the law to discover a benefit to his society. He defied his collectivism based rules and risked his life to discover the revolutionary idea of the light bulb.
It is obvious in both stories that Zeus’ reign is sovereign, and Prometheus went against Zeus’ sovereignty. However, what Prometheus did was good for the human race. In Zeus’ eye, man was considered inferior and he wanted man to be destroyed. If Prometheus had not hidden the flame inside a fennel-stalk and gave it to man, we as a people probably would not have advance according to the myth. Man was living in holes and caves — we were people of the day.