Published originally at WhatCulture*
*Number 1 in WhatCulture’s Top 12 articles of the year…
Part 3/3 in this ‘Answering the Titan’ series:
In the first article of this “Answering the Titan” series we attempted to decipher the clues that are laid out in Prometheus in an effort to solve what many see as an ambiguous storyline, observing that the movie presents a series of hints alluding to plot answers, though few if any of these answers are definitive.
In the second article we explored the mythological and literary motifs that form the philosophical backdrop for the Prometheus narrative, and concluded that Prometheus weaves its narrative tapestry from a disparate collection of ancient myths and legends.
In this article we will talk about the key themes underlying Prometheus which, at its heart, is a cautionary tale about the dangers of dabbling with that which is not fully understood; and a fable that creation, progression and knowledge are unalterably linked to the interwoven notions of creation and destruction.
Move to ‘Page 2’ to begin the analysis…