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Laura Jane Wey

Lec5_sept24 Some Significant Innovations in Shelley’s Version of the Myth  Prometheus is freed, but not through reconciliation with Jupiter  Jupiter falls from power  Invention of the Demogorgon o Does not originate from Greek mythology o Etymology: “demons” =world/earth; “gorgos” = terrible/that which strikes terror into In Shelley’s work, Demogorgon is described as follows: o Equated with darkness/ gloom (1.207; 3.2.6) o Self-identifies as “Eternity” (3.1.52) o Self-identifies as the child of Jupiter (3.1.54)  Prometheus’ sense of personal wrong eclipsed by a greater sense of cosmic wrong  Celebration of love - Shelley begins by regretting; saying that he “takes back his words” - familial love that overcomes the differences - him forgiving Zeus is different from “giving–in to Jupiter’s demands Ted Hughes (1930-1998) - married to Sylvia Plath 1956-1963 - kick-ass Poet Laureate of Britain 1984-1998 Prometheus on his Crag  Begins with Prometheus regaining consciousness on his crag; ends with Prometheus “easing free” – his only action in the poem  Populated only by Prometheus, birds, vulture and lizard  Intense sense of repetition, of circular motion o Repetition of “Prometheus on his crag…” o Various explicit references to a return to where one began (ex. 1;4;13;15;20)  Repetition of the vulture constantly returning o Reference to Ecclesiastes (6)  Ecclesiastes 1:4-9 o Many recurring motifs  Sun; God; Birds; Earth; Vulture; Birth; Humanness  Poem 4 has reference to the vultures  Strong focus on Prometheus’s internal state
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