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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. "
The Living Age ... - Page 66
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Shelley and the Romantic Imagination: A Psychological Study

Thomas R. Frosch - 2007 - 359 pages
...latter exceed all measure." But Prometheus is a Satan cleansed of aggression and self-glorification, "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" (.R, 206-7). Having compared Prometheus to Satan,...
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Phallic Frenzy: Ken Russell and His Films

Joseph Lanza - 2007 - 384 pages
...1820 lyrical drama Prometheus Unbound. In its preface, Shelley writes, "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." Shelley's hubris went unchecked beforehand when,...
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