Chorus in Prometheus (Sympathetic to Prometheus (Horrified by…
Chorus in Prometheus
Sympathetic to Prometheus
Horrified by Prometheus' situation
Chained by Hephaestus
First choral ode - Chorus weeps for P plight
" Fear nothing, we are your friends"
Scared + worried for him - "I tremble at your fate".
Comment on the action of the play
Critical of Zeus' laws ''Zeus tyranically rules''
Believe Prometheus went too far in stealing fire
"For men who live for but a day".
Cruelty of the Gods towards Io.
Role of the chorus
Learn about the punishment of Prometheus + grievances against Zeus
Explains the plight of Io
Prompt Prometheus to tell them of her future story.
Voice of reason
Try to restrain the rage of Prometheus
Urge Prometheus to stop being defiant
Advises Prometheus to relent and accept reality
Remains loyal to Prometheus throughout the play