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" Prometheus is, as it were, the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends. "
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Giving: Charity and Philanthropy in History

Robert H. Bremner - 1996 - 241 pages
...Prometheus as the champion of mankind, Zeus (and God) as the tyrannical oppressor. "Prometheus," he wrote, "is the type of the highest perfection of moral and...and truest motives to the best and noblest ends." A radical, Prometheus is ready To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive wrongs darker...
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The Selected Poetry & Prose of Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1994 - 692 pages
...magnificent fiction with a religious feeling it engenders something worse. But Prometheus is, as it were, the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends. This Poem was chiefly written upon the mountainous...
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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 2007 - 732 pages
..."imaginary being" of the most "poetical character," described in the preface to Prometheus Unbound as "the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends." Prometheus's gift of fire makes human consciousness...
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Romance, Poetry, and Surgical Sleep: Literature Influences Medicine

Emanuel Martin Papper - 1995 - 162 pages
...which in the Hero of 'Paradise Lost' interfere with the interest . . . But Prometheus is, as it were, the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends.48 Shelley indicated his purpose in writing Prometheus...
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Imprints & Re-visions: The Making of the Literary Text, 1759-1818

Peter Hughes, Robert Rehder - 1996 - 241 pages
...magnificent fiction with a religious feeling it engenders something worse. But Prometheus is, as it were, the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual...purest and truest motives to the best and noblest ends. (205) That the later Mary Shelley did not entirely share her husband's attitude toward Prometheus as...
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Technology and Values

Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette, Laura Westra - 1997 - 472 pages
...and freed for endless good works. In its preface Shelley explains that "Prometheus is, as it were, the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual...purest and truest motives to the best and noblest ends."17 To the charge that the poet himself has gotten carried away with "a passion for reforming...
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The Romantic Reformation: Religious Politics in English Literature, 1789-1824

Robert M. Ryan, Robert Michael Ryan - 1997 - 292 pages
...repressive, authoritarian image of God until it is finally abandoned by mankind. Yet while Prometheus may be "the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends" (Preface), he evidently lacks certain important mental...
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Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Berthold Schoene-Harwood - 2000 - 208 pages
...rebelliousness. Far from being beset by doubts, the romantic Prometheus is, in [Percy] Shelley's words, 'the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends.' What distinguishes him from such rebels as Satan...
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Silent Urns: Romanticism, Hellenism, Modernity

David S. Ferris - 2000 - 247 pages
...question of its own unbinding, a question that makes Prometheus, in the words of Shelley's Preface, "the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends."6 For Prometheus to be so impelled does not mean that...
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Finding Joy in Joyce: A Readers Guide to Ulysses

John P. Anderson - 2000 - 615 pages
...wish no living thing to suffer pain." As a model for the image of Bloom, Prometheus is described as "the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and noblest ends." In his own Preface9 dealing with influences for the...
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