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Fall from Grace

by Daniel Fennelly

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It's possible that the religion is inseparable from the myth, but I believe that, as was said, it's an allegory. The basic theme to all of these stories is selling out. There is a central figure in all of these tragedies who will fall from grace and betray his loved ones and kinsmen for fleeting fame, glory, or wealth. Most religion is heavy with human psychology, and is a good source to draw from if one is writing a story. These stories don't need God to be betrayed, or the Devil to be the tempter, but for the time period in which they were written these were already characters well known to the people.

Goethe is not scripture or church doctrine and Prometheus was of the age of myths and irate unloving and not wholly evil gods anyway. I think the Prometheus story is slightly different as he betrays the gods but brings gifts to humanity, sort of a rebellion from the unkind instead. It resembles the myth of Satan's fall more than the temptations of Satan in my opinion.

I find it interesting that in the Old Testament we have Job who refused to sell out and as such was the role model character of the story.