Myth Book Report

Essay by DanielJunior High, 9th grade February 1997

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Title - Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven

Author - Shortened, Simplified version of real story. Author Unknown

I. Setting:

        The setting for the story Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven is In heaven, Earth, Olympus, and Mt. Caucasus. The time period is that of when there were only the (Greek) gods, and no men on earth, and none of the animals seemed worthy to rule the rest.

II. Point of View:

Omniscient point of view

III. Characters:

Zeus - Zeus is the ruler of the universe. At one point in the story Zeus was Jealous of others' powers. Zeus also had a bad temper and was mad at Prometheus for stealing heavens fire and chained Prometheus high on Mt. Caucasus, forever. He is one of 2 antagonists in the story.

Hera - Queen of heaven, no significant part in story.

Prometheus - The major protagonist in the story.

Prometheus was one of the Titans (parents of the gods). He always thought of the positive side of things, and never let anyone or thing phase him. He proudly endured pain and showed his agony to none, all for inferior humans.

Epimetheus - A minor part in the story. Epimetheus was the brother of Prometheus.

Hephaestus - This minor character is heaven's lame smith. His part is somewhat significant later in the story, but he has no say in what he does, even if it is wrong.

Pandora - Pandora was made by Zeus. She was made to curb man's power. As beautiful as a goddess, the immortals bestowed gifts on her to make her more captivating. Pandora is the 2nd antagonist in the story.

IV. Theme

        The hero's mission is to create a man like figure on the Earth, with the power of fire. Pandora accidentally opened a jar...