Robert: If humans could make something without Zeus, why do they need Zeus? Zeus wasn't all wrong. It is the power of creation that also creates weapons of mass destruction. If humans could replicate the power of Zeus, do they need Zeus?
Tim: What does Prometheus' predicament remind you of in our everyday lives?
Tim: Oh, come on ! Do you really think your parents deny you
Daniel: Well, no ...
Emanuel: Schools try to light the fire but then they
try to control the fire at the same time.
Daniel: The school system says its going to give us the fire,
sometimes I think they are just out for themselves.
Emanuel: Some teachers can't give you fire because they never
fire to give in the first place!
Tim: Maybe some educators want to be like Prometheus but they
so distant and separated from the lives of their students that the sparks have gone out
the time they come down to earth. Who are the gods who bring Prometheus to the
Daniel: Power and Violence.
I'm really surprised that Violence is so quiet through the whole play. Violence is
Robert: Like Clint Eastwood in "Magnum
or "Dirty Harry."
Daniel: On the other hand, Power is a big-mouth and he's
pissed-off. He taking his anger out on Prometheus big time, probably because Prometheus
has a lot of qualities that Power doesn't.
Daniel: Knowledge. Mercy. Imagination.
Emanuel: Power isn't really very powerful without his
Violence. They are like agents for Zeus. Other translations call Power
or "Force". I like the name "Force" better.
Daniel: Violence creates destruction, but that's it. She backs
Power. I bet Violence is jealous of Prometheus, too. And then Hephaistos enters the
He's Zeus' blacksmith and he's brought some heavy-duty, custom-made chains to hold
Prometheus to the rock. Power and Violence aren't too fond of Hephaistos,