Prometheus Bound

by

Aeschylus

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Prometheus Character Analysis

A Titan god and the protagonist of Prometheus Bound. As the play opens, Prometheus is being bound to the face of the Scythian mountains by “unbreakable” chains, his punishment from Zeus for stealing fire and giving it to humankind. Prometheus is seen as the quintessential artist within the play—he created humankind from clay and gifted them all arts and sciences—and he also suffers and sacrifices on their behalf. Prometheus has the gift of foresight, and he knows that he will suffer for giving the humans fire, but he does it anyway to save humanity. In this way, Aeschylus not only implies that suffering is an important part of artistic creation, but that suffering on behalf of one’s creation is an artist’s duty. Through Prometheus’s character, Aeschylus also highlights the power of reason and intellect over that of brute strength and force. Zeus is only able to defeat Kronos during the Battle of the Titans because of Prometheus’s cunning, and it is Prometheus’s gift of reason that helps ensure the survival of the human race. Aeschylus further implies that Zeus will again need Prometheus’s reason to shed light on Zeus’s future “fated” marriage and the birth of his son. In this way, it is Prometheus’s reason, not Zeus’s force, that truly has the upper hand. Furthermore, the character of Prometheus also serves to underscore the power of hope in the face of suffering and misery. After Prometheus gives humankind fire and reason, he “sowed blind hope to live as their companions,” as fire and reason alone are not enough to sustain humankind through the widespread misery and suffering of human existence. Prometheus himself finds the courage to keep suffering on behalf of his creation in the hope that his savior will one day be born. While Prometheus is certainly comforted by the compassion of others, he is able to keep going through hope alone, which Aeschylus implies is essential to enduring the hardships of suffering, a widespread condition of humankind, and, as it turns out, the gods as well.

Prometheus Quotes in Prometheus Bound

The Prometheus Bound quotes below are all either spoken by Prometheus or refer to Prometheus. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the New York Review Books edition of Prometheus Bound published in 2015.
Prometheus Bound Quotes

We have arrived at the far limit of the world.
These are the Scythian mountains, desolate and vast.
Hephaistos, you must carry out the Father’s will
and bind the criminal to this steep looming rock
with chains of adamant, unbreakable.
It was your flower he stole, the bright and dancing fire,
and gave its wonderworking power to mortals.
This is the crime for which he now must pay
the price to all the gods, that he may learn
to love the tyranny of Zeus
and quit his friendship with the human race.

Related Characters: Kratos (Might) (speaker), Prometheus, Zeus, Hephaistos, Bia (Force)
Related Symbols: Fire, Chains
Page Number: 5
Explanation and Analysis:

Thus at all times one torment or another
will plague you. Your rescuer is not yet born.
This is the fruit of your philanthropy.
A god, you scorned the anger of the gods
by granting mortals honor above their due.
For that, you will keep vigil on this rock,
upright, unsleeping, and never bend a knee.
And many a groan will pass your lips, and sighing,
and bitter lamentation, all in vain.
Zeus’ vengeance is implacable. His power is new,
and everyone with newborn power is harsh.

Related Characters: Hephaistos (speaker), Prometheus, Zeus, Heracles
Related Symbols: Fire
Page Number: 6
Explanation and Analysis:

Go play the rebel now, go plunder the gods’ treasure
and give it to your creatures of a day.
What portion of your pain can mortals spare you?
The gods who named you the Forethinker were mistaken.
You’ll need forethought beyond your reckoning
to wriggle your way out of this device.

Related Characters: Kratos (Might) (speaker), Prometheus, Themis
Page Number: 11
Explanation and Analysis:

And yet
I can’t accept my lot—
neither in silence, nor in speech:
that I was yoked in chains
for bringing gifts to mortal men.
I hunted out and stole the secret spring
of fire, and hid it in a fennel stalk,
to teach them every art and skill,
with endless benefit. For this offense
I now must pay the penalty: to live
nailed to this rock beneath the open sky.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker)
Related Symbols: Fire, Chains
Page Number: 12
Explanation and Analysis:

And yet, though I am tortured now
and bound immovably,
the Lord of the Immortals will one day
have need of me
to show him the new plot
that dooms his scepter and his pride.
No honeyed words, or threats, will sway me
to tell him what I know,
until he frees me from my chains
and grants me what he owes me for this outrage.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), Zeus, The Chorus
Page Number: 15-6
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Chorus: Did you perhaps go further than you told us?

Prometheus: I gave men power to stop foreseeing their death.

Chorus: What cure did you prescribe for this disease?

Prometheus: I sowed blind hopes to live as their companions.

Chorus: Truly you brought great benefit to mortals.

Prometheus: I gave them fire.

Chorus: Bright fire! Do the ephemerals have it now?

Prometheus: And from it they will learn much craft and skill.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), The Chorus (speaker)
Related Symbols: Fire
Page Number: 19-20
Explanation and Analysis:

I transgressed willfully, I won’t deny it.
By helping mortals I drew suffering on myself,
and did so of my own will, freely.
Yet never did I think that by such punishment
I would be made to parch suspended in midair,
clamped to this barren solitary rock.
But don’t lament over my present woes.
Descend from your high carriage, stand beneath me,
that you may hear what is to come
and know the whole of it.
For my sake, please, come down and share my sorrow.
Misfortune is a migrant bird that settles,
now here, now there, on each of us in turn.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), The Chorus
Page Number: 21
Explanation and Analysis:

To know my brother Atlas stands,
at the gates of evening, bearing upon his shoulders
the weight of heaven and earth, too vast
for his encircling arms, gives me no comfort.
With grief as well I saw the earthborn dweller
in Cilicia’s cave, the hundred-headed monster
Typhon, conquered, his fury violently subdued,
who once braved all the gods with gruesome jaws,
hissing out terror, eyes ablaze, aiming to crush
the sovereign tyranny of Zeus. But flying
down against him came Zeus’ weapon, the sleepless,
fire-breathing thunderbolt, which cast him
out of his triumphant boast, for he was struck
in the very middle of his power, and all his strength
turned into ash. And now, a sprawling, helpless form,
he lies pressed down, close by the narrows of the sea,
beneath the roots of Aetna.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), Zeus, Okeanos, Atlas, Typhon
Related Symbols: Fire
Page Number: 24-5
Explanation and Analysis:

Listen instead to what I have to tell
of human misery. How I gave shrewdness
to their childish minds, and taught them how to reason.
It’s no reproach to humans when I say this,
but to make clear the benefit I brought them.
From the beginning they could see, but seeing
was useless to them, and hearing, they heard nothing.
Like dreams with shifting shapes, their long lives
ran their course in meaningless confusion.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), The Chorus
Page Number: 29-30
Explanation and Analysis:

[…] Their every act
was without purpose, until I showed them
the rising and the setting of the stars,
not easy to discern. And numbers, too,
the subtlest science, I invented for them,
and the joining of letters, which is
the very memory of things,
and fecund mother to the muses’ arts.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), The Chorus
Page Number: 30
Explanation and Analysis:

You will be more astonished when you hear
the rest from me: how many arts
and skillful means I invented,
the greatest of them this:
If anyone fell ill, there was no remedy,
no healing food or drink, no salve, no potion.
For lack of medicine they wasted,
until I showed them how to mix
soothing elixirs that can steer the course
of any sickness.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), The Chorus
Page Number: 31
Explanation and Analysis:

What did I do, son of Kronos, what fault did you find in me
that you would yoke me to such pain, driving me mad with fear
of a gadfly’s sting?
Destroy me with fire,
bury me under the earth,
throw me as food to the monsters of the sea,
but Lord, hear my prayers, do not grudge me the favor I ask.
Surely my endless wandering has taught me enough.
I can’t find a way to escape my troubles.
Do you hear the lament of the cow-horned maiden?

Related Characters: Io (speaker), Prometheus, Zeus, Kronos
Related Symbols: Fire
Page Number: 37
Explanation and Analysis:

How can I not comply?
In clear words you will learn
all that you want to know.
Though just to speak of it—
the god-sent storm, and then
this hideous mock of my appearance—
makes me ashamed.
Into my maiden chamber, visions came
by night, and came again, secret
visitors that spoke to me
with smooth and urging voices:
“Oh maiden greatly blessed,
why are you still a virgin,
when you could be the bride of the supreme?
Zeus is in love with you, the dart of passion
has set him on fire, he wants to share his pleasure with you.
Don’t spurn the god’s bed, child, but go to Lerna,
to the deep meadow where your father’s flocks graze,
so Zeus’s eye may find relief from longing.”

Related Characters: Io (speaker), Prometheus, Zeus, The Chorus
Related Symbols: Fire
Page Number: 41-2
Explanation and Analysis:

[…] Immediately my shape and mind
became distorted, my head grew horns, and I,
chased by the gadfly, fled with frantic leaps
to that sweet stream, Cerchnea, good to drink from,
and Lerna’s spring. But my appointed cowherd
was earthborn Argos, terrible in his wrath.
He followed me, he watched my steps,
peering with his countless eyes.
Then an unhoped-for sudden death destroyed him.
But I continued, driven by the god-sent scourge,
the gadfly, from land to land.

Related Characters: Io (speaker), Prometheus, Zeus, The Chorus, Argos
Page Number: 42-3
Explanation and Analysis:

First, from this spot, turn toward the rising sun,
and cross the untilled plains until you reach
the Scythian nomads, whose wicker houses
are built on top of wagons with well-wrought wheels,
a warlike tribe armed with far-reaching bows.
Do not go near them, rather keep to the surf line
of the groaning sea, and travel on.
Off to your left there live the ironworking
Chalybes, of whom you must be wary,
for they are savage and do not
bid strangers welcome.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), Zeus, Io, The Chorus, Hera
Page Number: 44
Explanation and Analysis:

The Amazons will guide you on your way,
and they will do so gladly. Then,
just by the narrow portals of the lake,
you’ll reach the isthmus of Cimerria.
You must move on from there and with a bold heart
cross the channel of Maiotis. Forever after
mortals will remember this your crossing,
and call it Bosporus, the Cow’s Ford.
With Europe at your back, you will arrive in Asia.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), Io, The Chorus
Page Number: 45
Explanation and Analysis:

However, one of the maidens will be charmed
by love to spare her bed companion.
Faced with the choice, and with her purpose blunted,
she will prefer to be called coward than murderess,
and it is she who will give birth in Argos
to a race of kings. It would take many words
to tell it clearly. But from this seed
shall spring a hero, famous for his bow,
who will release me from this suffering.
Such was the prophecy my ancient mother,
the Titan Themis, revealed to me.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), Io, The Chorus, Heracles, Themis
Page Number: 53
Explanation and Analysis:

Pompously spoken, as befits
a mouthpiece of the gods.
You’re young, the lot of you, and young in power,
and think your fortress is secure from sorrow.
But I’ve already seen two tyrants fall
and see the third, our present ruler,
falling soon, more suddenly
and much more shamefully than they.
Or do you think I’ll cringe
before these upstart gods, and tremble?
I’m farther from that than you can imagine.
So scurry back again the way you came.
You will receive no answer to your question.

Related Characters: Prometheus (speaker), Zeus, Hermes, Kronos
Page Number: 59
Explanation and Analysis:

But all your vehemence rests on a weak foundation,
mere cleverness, a scheme. What good is obstinate will
untamed by sound thought and good measure?
Consider the storm that will rise up against you
if you refuse to heed my words,
a threefold tidal wave of misery,
impossible to escape. For first,
the Father will destroy this jagged cliff
with thunder and lightning, and bury you,
still gripped by its embrace, inside it.
Then, after an enormous span of time,
you will come back again into the light,
and Zeus’s winged hound, a scarlet eagle,
will carve your body into ragged shreds
of flesh. He will return, day in, day out,
as an unbidden guest, to feast upon
your blackened liver.

Related Characters: Hermes (speaker), Prometheus, Zeus
Related Symbols: Fire, The Liver
Page Number: 64
Explanation and Analysis:

And to this pain
do not expect a limit or an end,
until some god appears as a successor
to take your tortures as his own and willingly
go down into the gloom of Hades
and the black depths of Tartaros.
Make your decision in the light of that!
These are no boastful threats but true words
all too clearly spoken. For Zeus’s mouth
does not know how to lie. Each word of his
comes true. But you, weigh carefully
what you must do, and don’t hold stubbornness
above considered judgment.

Related Characters: Hermes (speaker), Prometheus, Zeus, Hades
Related Symbols: Fire
Page Number: 64
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Prometheus Character Timeline in Prometheus Bound

The timeline below shows where the character Prometheus appears in Prometheus Bound. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...of the Scythian mountains, the very edge of Greek civilization, with Hephaistos and a captive Prometheus. “Hephaistos,” Kratos says, “you must carry out the Father’s will / and bind the criminal... (full context)
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Because Prometheus has stolen fire, he must “pay / the price to all the gods, that he... (full context)
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...a hesitant Hephaistos. “What’s all this foolish pity?” Kratos can’t understand why Hephaistos doesn’t “hate” Prometheus—“the gods’ worst enemy”—especially since Prometheus gave Hephaistos’s “treasure to those dayflies,” but Hephaistos is torn.... (full context)
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...Kratos says. “He rules us all, so he alone is free.” Hephaistos continues to bind Prometheus to the massive mountain, and Kratos prods Hephaistos along, reminding him of his task. “Now... (full context)
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“The job is done,” Hephaistos says as he finishes binding Prometheus to the mountain. “It didn’t take long.” Hephaistos is eager to leave, and he says... (full context)
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“Oh Mother Earth! Oh Sun, all-seeing brilliant eye!” Prometheus cries once he is alone. “I call you all to witness—see what I, a god,... (full context)
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But Prometheus still “can’t accept [his] lot.” He is “yoked in chains” for giving the mortals fire... (full context)
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The chorus, the daughters of Okeanos, arrive in a “winged chariot” and approach Prometheus. “Don’t be afraid,” they say. “We come as friends!” Prometheus is happy to see them.... (full context)
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...he is “satisfied” or struck by another whim. “And yet, though I am tortured now,” Prometheus says, “and bound immovably, / the Lord of the Immortals will one day / have... (full context)
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Still, Prometheus refuses to tell Zeus what he knows, unless Zeus agrees to free him “from [his]... (full context)
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The chorus asks Prometheus why he has been punished so severely by Zeus. “Tell us,” they say, “unless telling... (full context)
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The Titans refused to listen to Prometheus, so he joined forces with Zeus. Zeus “willingly accepted” Prometheus’s plan, and Kronos and the... (full context)
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Not long after the Battle of the Titans, Prometheus tells the chorus, Zeus “intended to expunge” the human race and “grow another one more... (full context)
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...charges on which Zeus—,” the chorus asks. “Torments me and will never let me go,” Prometheus finishes. “Let the pronouncement that would hurt us both / remain unspoken,” the chorus says,... (full context)
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Suddenly, “on a winged horse,” Okeanos arrives. “I’ve traveled far to find you, Prometheus,” he says. “But even kinship aside, in my heart / no one dwells higher than... (full context)
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...go / and see what I can do to set you free,” Okeanos says to Prometheus. “I envy you, that escaped all blame,” Prometheus replies, “though you risked everything to lend... (full context)
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Prometheus is thankful for Okeanos’s support, but he cannot let him go to Zeus. “So don’t... (full context)
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“Clearly your words are sending me back home,” Okeanos says to Prometheus. “So that your pity won’t draw hate against you,” Prometheus replies. Okeanos agrees to leave... (full context)
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“Don’t think that I am silent out of pride / or stubbornness,” Prometheus says. “My backward-turning thoughts / eat at my heart on seeing myself discarded / in... (full context)
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Before Prometheus gave the humans reason, they knew nothing of “brick homes / built to face the... (full context)
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All these things Prometheus has given to humankind. “But I have no device to free myself / from this... (full context)
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“You have already helped these mortals beyond measure,” the chorus says to Prometheus. “Now don’t neglect yourself, unfortunate god.” They tell him he will be as powerful as... (full context)
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“You give too much honor to mortals,” the chorus says to Prometheus, “this is your punishment.” Suddenly, Io appears. “What land is this?” she asks. “What tribe?”... (full context)
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“Who are you?” Io asks Prometheus again. “Tell me, tormented one, who you are, speak to my misery. / Oh my... (full context)
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“Better for you to not know than to know,” Prometheus says to Io of her suffering. “Do not be kinder to me than I want,”... (full context)
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Io tells Prometheus and the chorus of the “hideous mock of [her] appearance,” which she says makes her... (full context)
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...“driven by the god-sent scourge, / the gadfly, from land to land.” Io looks to Prometheus. She has told them everything, she says, “and if you know / what still awaits... (full context)
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...“Horror / freezes my heart with a double-edged point,” they claim. “You moan too soon,” Prometheus says, for he must still tell of what’s to come. “Wait till you hear the... (full context)
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Prometheus tells Io she must continue to Mount Caucasus, “the highest mountain,” and then walk until... (full context)
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Io is distraught. “What is the good of life to me now?” she asks Prometheus. “It would be better to die once, and quickly, / than to drag myself through... (full context)
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According to Prometheus, Zeus can “avert this doom” only if he frees Prometheus from his chains. “But who... (full context)
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“Since you’re so eager,” Prometheus says to Io and the chorus, “I won’t disappoint you.” He begins with Io. Once... (full context)
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“Beware as well / of Zeus’s sharp-toothed barkless dogs, the gryphons,” Prometheus says to Io, “and the one-eyed horsemen called the Arimaspians.” Stay clear of all them,... (full context)
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The chorus is eager to hear the story of Prometheus’s savior, and he begins to tell it willingly. “I have more time than I would... (full context)
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In the town of Canopus, Prometheus tells Io and the chorus, Zeus will “cause [Io] to conceive, simply by touching [her].”... (full context)
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From this “seed,” says Prometheus to Io and the chorus, “shall spring a hero, famous for his bow, / who... (full context)
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“I tell you,” Prometheus says to the chorus, “Zeus with all his arrogance / will be brought low.” Zeus... (full context)
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“You threaten Zeus with what you hope will happen,” the chorus says to Prometheus. “I speak the future and what I desire,” Prometheus says. “[Zeus’s] yoke will be far... (full context)
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Suddenly, Hermes appears. “But look,” Prometheus says, “here comes [Zeus’s] lackey, / the carrier pigeon of our new commander in chief.”... (full context)
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Hermes claims it is only “arrogance” that has brought Prometheus to the mountain face. “Let me assure you,” Prometheus says to Hermes, “I would not... (full context)
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Hermes asks Prometheus “what honor is there in [his] insolence,” and Prometheus claims that his “insolence” “spits contempt... (full context)
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“You’ve clearly lost your mind,” Hermes says to Prometheus. “This is a sickness.” Hermes again asks Prometheus to answer Zeus’s question about his fate.... (full context)
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“Think better of it, fool!” Hermes says to Prometheus. “Take stock / of who you are and where your fate has brought you!” Prometheus... (full context)
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Hermes warns Prometheus that if he doesn’t tell Zeus what he knows, “a threefold tidal way wave of... (full context)
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“Heed his words!” the chorus cries. “It’s shameful for the wise to dwell in error!” Prometheus had known that Hermes was coming, however, and he also knew that he would refuse... (full context)
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Hermes again says that Prometheus is “mad.” He turns to the chorus. “But you, who weep / on this behalf,... (full context)
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“The earth is shaking now / in truth, no longer in words,” Prometheus says. He can hear a “hollow roar / of thunder” in the distance and see... (full context)