Prometheus Unbound

by

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Prometheus Unbound Symbols

Fire

Fire symbolizes knowledge in Prometheus Unbound. In the story, Prometheus “tamed fire” for humanity after Jupiter misused his power as a ruler and failed to share the knowledge, which he had been given by…

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The Hours

The Hours represent the passage of time as humans experience it. They are the servants of Jupiter, who uses the Hours to enslave mankind; this personification of time suggests that humans are slaves to…

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The Spirit of Love

The Spirit of Love represents the most powerful force in the universe, to which all beings are “subject.” The personification of Love as the highest being in the universe supports Shelley’s message in Prometheus Unbound

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