George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Things to Consider:
- Myth of Prometheus
- Historical Context
- Other Literary Techniques (See terms )
- Who is Prometheus? What does his name mean?
- What is the speaker's attitude toward Prometheus? What
specific phrases reveal this attitude?
- What is "the deaf tyranny of Fate"(19)?
- What is "the ruling principle of Hate" (20)?
- Why, according to the speaker, is eternity a "wretched
- Explain lines 26-28.
- What fate does Prometheus foresee?
- Explain Prometheus's "Godlike crime" (35).
- Explain: "Like thee, Man is in part divine, / A troubled
stream from a pure source" (46-47).
- How, according to the speaker, can death be a victory? For
Other Discussion Questions:
- What is a Titan?
- Who is the Thunderer (26)?