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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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Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives

Nicholas F. Gier - 2000 - 302 pages
...own mind.6 In his preface to Prometheus Unbound Percy Bysshe Shelly claimed that "Prometheus is ... the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives of the best and noblest ends."16 Mary Shelly described her husband as a spiritual...
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Peace Among the Willows: The Political Philosophy of Francis Bacon

Howard B. White - 1968 - 266 pages
...There was no need, in his mind, to "weight his faults with his wrongs," as in the case of Satan, for Prometheus is "the type of the highest perfection...purest and truest motives to the best and noblest ends.3 Shelley loved Bacon, and Shelley saw in the Promethean tragedy the human tragedy. And Shelley...
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Byron: The Erotic Liberal

Jonathan David Gross - 2001 - 231 pages
...authority of power."23 In his introduction to Prometheus Unbound, Shelley explained that his hero was "the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the true motives to the best and noblest ends."24 Byron praised Prometheus directly: "Thy godlike crime...
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Shelley's Textual Seductions: Plotting Utopia in the Erotic and Political Works

Samuel Lyndon Gladden - 2002 - 351 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. (133) In describing Prometheus in the image of Milton's Satan, Shelley constructs his hero in the tradition...
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Key Debates in Education

Ian Davies, Ian Gregory, Nicholas McGuinn - 2002 - 200 pages
...Prometheus' quest for forbidden knowledge was unquestionably a good thing. Shelley described Prometheus 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' (Matthews, 1970, p. 205). After all, the gift of fire...
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Living Forms: Romantics and the Monumental Figure

Bruce Haley - 2003 - 307 pages
...of Peacock, who prudently sidesteps the effect of drama on "life and manners" (490). Shelley's own Prometheus is "the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature" (133). Whether imaginary or historical, such a personage is a human "type"—not a mere sign for ideas...
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Utopia & Revolution: On the Origins of a Metaphor

Melvin Jonah Lasky - 726 pages
...Champion with the Oppressor of mankind." No, Prometheus was to be a romantic protagonist of his own time: "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."28 We will take our plan From the new world of man,...
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Prometheus

Associate Professor of Classical Studies Carol Dougherty, Carol Dougherty - 2006 - 155 pages
...than a lament on its limitations. Redeemed by many years of suffering, Shelley's Prometheus has become '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'. As the work opens, Prometheus appears 'nailed to...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shelley

Timothy Morton - 2006
...political analysis of the relation of reform to revolution, and to his entire conception of Prometheus as 'the type of the highest perfection of moral and intellectual nature, impelled by the purest and the truest motives to the best and 126 noblest ends' (P 11.473). The key features of this remarkable...
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The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman: A Treasury of Fascinating Facts

David Colbert - 2006 - 158 pages
...Hero of Paradise Lost interfere with the interest [of the reader]. . . . 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. Freed from the ill will that greets any mention of...
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