On Prometheus

Warning: spoilers!

Seriously, I’m not shitting you about the spoilers.

Poor Prometheus, chained to a rock and left to have his liver eaten by vultures only to see it renew overnight to be eaten again. As Wikipedia would tell us, in the classical tradition Prometheus also becomes associated with human striving for knowledge, in particular with that lone figure who slaves away in the laboratory in order to improve mankind’s lot whilst sacrificing their own happiness. Not for nothing did Mary Shelley subtitle her most famous novel ‘The Modern Prometheus’.

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