“Prometheus” is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in which the character of the mythic Prometheus addresses God (as Zeus) in misotheist accusation and defiance. The poem was written between 1772 and 1774 and first published in 1789 after an anonymous and unauthorized publication in 1785 by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. It is an important work of the Sturm und Drang movement.
In early editions of the Collected Works, it appeared in Volume II of Goethe’s poems in a section of Vermischte Gedichte (assorted poems), shortly following the Gesang der Geister über den Wassern and the Harzreise in Winter. It is immediately followed by “Ganymede”, and the two poems together should be understood as a pair. Both belong to the period 1770–1775. Prometheus (1774) was planned as a drama but not completed, but this poem draws upon it. Prometheus is the creative and rebellious spirit which, rejected by God, angrily defies him and asserts itself; Ganymede is the boyish self which is adored and seduced by God. One is the lone defiant, the other the yielding acolyte. As the humanist poet, Goethe presents both identities as aspects or forms of the human condition.
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Name Of the Novel: Prometheus
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genre: Epistolary novel
Publication date: 1774
Book Type: Pdf / ePub
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