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dc.contributor.authorJung, Sandro
dc.contributor.editorEdiciones Universidad de Valladolid
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T15:28:42Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T15:28:42Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationES: Revista de filología inglesa, 2006, N.27, pags.95-106
dc.identifier.issn0210-9689
dc.identifier.urihttp://uvadoc.uva.es/handle/10324/17331
dc.description.abstractShelley's Prometheus Unbound is a rewriting of Aeschylus's Bound Prometheus. As such, it is a work of Romantic Hellenism which, as so many Romantic texts, focuses on the ideas of Revolution and change, as well as the possibility of a better society. Prometheus, in his unenlightened state of primordial energy, provided mankind with the fire of enlightenment but, at the same time, angered Jupiter by his disobedience and the theft of the divine gift. Prometheus's defiant energy is described in terms that are analogous to Jupiter's destructive rage. It is made clear that Promethean society can only prosper if its founder - joined by the love of Asia - overcomes his hatred of Jupiter. Romantic love is seen as the force that can annihilate the despotism of Jupiter and is, therefore, used as a medium of fate and truth which cannot be controlled by anybody. This article, in reading Prometheus Unbound, focuses on the revolutionary and revolutionising quality of love to effect truth.
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceES: Revista de filología inglesa
dc.subjectFilología Inglesa
dc.titleOvercoming tyranny: love, truth and meaning in Shelley's "Prometheus Unbound"
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage95
dc.identifier.publicationissue27
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage106
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