Free Will In 'Prometheus And Pandora' In Greek Culture

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Women have always been put aside as inferior to men in history. This has been an issue since the beginning of time. For example, the stories of “Prometheus and Pandora” in Greek culture, and “Adam and Eve” in Hebrew-Christian culture both deal with how women were punished by the gods. In the story of “Prometheus and Pandora”, Prometheus steals fire from Zeus, king of the gods, to give to mankind. Zeus is so mad that he chains Prometheus up and inflicts on Man the worst thing he can think of: woman. Zeus gives her to Epimetheus, Prometheus's brother, as a wife. Next, Zeus gives Pandora a box full of everything terrible inside it, and tells her not to open it. Out of her curiosity, she opens the box. All kinds of terrible plagues are released…show more content…
free will, Pandora is better. This is true because in the story of “Adam and Eve”, it is Eve's free will that forced her take the apple of knowledge. Because it was her own choice, she is completely responsible for it, and must pay the punishment. Free will is different from destiny, which was the case of Pandora. In her story, the gods created her, and sent her with the intention of harming the human race through women. Pandora had no chance from the beginning, but Eve had a choice, but chose not to use that choice for good purposes. These examples show how religion was used to undermine women and empower…show more content…
In the Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman created, and was created solely for the purpose of hindering mankind. Because of this women are pure evil, and are separate from man. This way, men are kept clean of all the impurities of the women. However, in “Adam and Eve”, women are created from the rib of a man. Because of this, woman is a part of man. Women still have the tiny connection to man that keeps them good. This is how the ancient Greeks and Hebrew-Christians explained those few exceptional

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