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  • Pandora

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    In Greek mythology Pandora was the first woman, bestowed upon humankind by Zeus as a punishment for Prometheus' theft of fire. Entrusted with a box containing all the ills that could plague people, she opened it out of curiosity and thereby released all the evils of human life; wife of Epimetheus. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to make a mixture of earth and water and from it to create a woman as beautiful as a goddess. When she was ready, Athena adorned her and taught her how to weave, while Aphrodite

  • Essay On Pandora The Destruction Of Mankind

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    Pandora: The Destruction of Mankind In Hesiod’s myths Theogony and Work and Days, the formation of the female species is created. Both myths illustrate how the new female species is the doom for mankind. Pandora is a figure used by Hesiod to explain how females first came to be. Hesiod’s anger and bitterness towards women is seen in both texts. Hesiod perfectly describes his feelings towards females when he says they are evil and a curse for mortal men. Hesiod uses women as a way to explain the

  • Pandora

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    looked furious but i was enjoying it. I found it funny. " Atleast I dont I have to relocate every week." She said with anger in her voice, " You have not ONCE said my name! Isent it common curtisy?!" I said in an equally angered voice.. "Sorry... Pandora j-just please don't relocate, you know unless its nessisary,....for me?" "Fine but ill warn you..." I jumped onto a window to a roof. "... itusualy is". I smilied as it was true. I moved along the rusty roof top of a pesants house. The roughness of

  • Free Essays on The Crucible: Theme Development

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    Theme Development in The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a historical play, but more importantly a social and psychological drama. The various ways the themes are developed through The Crucible are through characters, plot, setting and dialogue. The importance of the witch-trials is, according to Raymond Williams, that in them 'the moral crisis of a society is explicit, is directly enacted and stated, in such a way that the quality of the whole way of life is organically

  • Kelly

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    The name Pandora means “all-gifted”. Pandora is known as the first human women created by the gods. It’s said that she was supposed to be made specifically by Hephaestus and Athena, by the orders of Zeus. Hephaestus was a building god and much like a blacksmith he made weapons for the other gods. Athena was a warrior and she was known as the goddess of wisdom. Even though these two gods were assigned to make her, all the gods pitched in. They made her by casting gifts for her, such as beauty, and

  • The Primal Scattering of Languages: Philosophies, Myths and Genders

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    This paper will take this other conjecture, the myth of Pandora, first woman of the Greek creation myth, as its point of departure, not only to offer a feminized version of the primal scattering of languages, but to rewrite in a positive light and therefore also toreverse the negative and misogynist association of Pandora with "man’s" fall. But, rather than exposing the entrenched patriarchal bias in mythographers’ interpretations of Pandora, my foremost aim is to pose, through her figure, questions

  • Hesiod’s Theogony

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    as king of the gods, providing one of the first characterizations of his temperament, and second, it serves as a mode of explanation for those evils in the world which plague mankind. Caught between the “Birth of the Olympians” and the story of Pandora, lines 509-572 of Theogony, serve as an intermediary to enhance its preceding and subsequent stories. The “Birth of the Olympians” is the first introduction of Zeus into Hesiod’s world, beginning as “Rheia… was about to give birth to Zeus our father…”

  • The Greek Nyth Prometheus

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    enable her to torment mankind. They named her Pandora. Pandora was given a gift of a box filled with all the evils in the world and was told not to open it. What does she do? She opens it. And released all the evils into the world, hope alone remained in the box. Aeschylus, on the other hand, uses the figure of Io as a sweet, innocent woman who was tormented by the gods and whose ancestor will free Prometheus one day. He doesn’t even mention Pandora and the punishment of mankind. Io refused to

  • The Greek Attitude Towards Women as seen in the Works of Hesiod

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    The Greek Attitude Towards Women as seen in the Works of Hesiod Hesiod leaves no doubt that the existence of women is on balance a terrible thing for men. Zeus ordered Hephaistos to create women as a punishment for his having been decieved.. Women were to be a poisoned gift for men, which "all shall take to their hearts with delight, an evil to love and embrace" (W&D, 57-59). In the Theogony women are called "a great plague" because they are "ill-suited to Poverty’s curse, but suited to Plenty"

  • Ancient Greece

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    decorative or have symbols. The way the Greek people justified the world was through their gods and goddesses. They had a god or goddess for everything ? love, war, trouble, sun, the world, the moon, and many others. My favorite goddess is Pandora. You always hear about ??Pandora?s Box?? when someone is about to get into some trouble. To me, she was the rebel goddess. The ?black sheep? if you will. I feel like everyone can relate to her in some way or another. I know there are many times I feel like the odd