The Resource World reclamation in Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, by Maggie Dittmer

World reclamation in Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, by Maggie Dittmer

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World reclamation in Shelley's Prometheus Unbound
Title
World reclamation in Shelley's Prometheus Unbound
Statement of responsibility
by Maggie Dittmer
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Language
eng
Summary
Myth has a fluid function within culture, literature, and time. How myth is interpreted depends upon which element of it inspires or interests a person. The mythical figure of Prometheus has become embedded in the cultural consciousness since Ancient Greece in part because of how his changing role in myth speaks to both the individual and the world. Prometheus plays many parts--trickster, creator, benefactor of mankind, symbol of the suffering artist--and perhaps the most famous of all--fire-bringer. Each interpretation builds upon one of these roles as well as thematic elements, the relationship between the Titan and the gods, as well as the relationship between Prometheus and mankind. This work seeks to first explore the various iterations of Prometheus and his myth to determine the major characteristics he is associated with in order to trace his arc from Classical literature to Percy Bysshe Shelley's groundbreaking work, Prometheus Unbound. Shelley's work is Promethean in its vision of how the Titan's act of rebellion and subsequent punishment actually incite an act of world reclamation. Earlier interpretations of the myth tend to individualize the Titan's acts or embed them within a single culture. By promoting an idealized vision of world change, Shelley shapes Prometheus into a figure of change--a benefactor of mankind who replaces the tyranny of the gods with a new order of love and freedom. However, there is a dark underpinning to this vision--one that will be explored in film
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MUU
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Dittmer, Maggie
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2018.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Heringman, Noah
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World reclamation in Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, by Maggie Dittmer
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Publication
Note
  • Field of study: English
  • Dr. Noah Heringman, Thesis Advisor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-70)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1098240442
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 70 pages)
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online
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1098240442
Label
World reclamation in Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, by Maggie Dittmer
Publication
Note
  • Field of study: English
  • Dr. Noah Heringman, Thesis Advisor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-70)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1098240442
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 70 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1098240442

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