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Teaching Prometheus

Prometheus

Published July 1816, Lord George Gordon Byron uses the character Prometheus to create a poem that becomes a model for rebellion. In the early 19th century, the Promethean figure became a central theme/ideal in English literature. Lord Byron wrote in the revolutionary spirit of the times and using Prometheus as a symbol of protest against religion, morality, limitations to human endeavors, prejudice, and the abuse of power.

Lord Byron (George Gordon)
Poetry Foundation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What is the speaker's attitude toward Prometheus?
STANDARDS:
RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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