Prometheus From Hesiod's Theogony

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In this paper I will discuss the philanthropic acts of Prometheus from Hesiod's Theogony and how they reflected on John D. Rockefeller Jr and his contributions to society. I will also explain the hectic relationship between Zeus and Prometheus and relate it to the relationship between Nelson Rockefeller and one of his artists Diego Rivera. Lastly I will propose that the Rockefeller's saw some aspects of themselves in each of the mythical artworks in the Rockefeller Center. In Hesiod’s Theogony, Prometheus loves human beings. He wants them to progress civilization so he does what is necessary. He steals fire from Zeus and gives it to the humans which creates many opportunities for them. Prometheus’ act of kindness to the humans could be considered…show more content…
This office complex that Rockeffelar single-handedly purchased, then attracted many blue-chip corporations which created many jobs during a time when jobs were very scarce. While in the myth of Prometheus, fire was progressing human society, in New York City, John D. Rockefeller Jr’s office complex progressed the economy during a time of struggle. Then after World War Two the Rockefeller's opened up more companies which created even more jobs to be available which gave people confidence in the future. Both John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Prometheus sacrificed to sanctify peoples lives and to give them hope to a brighter future. The collection of art works presented at The Rockefeller Center have a united value that can be deciphered by analyzing the cultural hidden meanings behind each creation. In 1933 the Rockefeller Center was being remodeled and new art pieces were being added. Nelson Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller Jr. was on the committee selecting art for the new Rockefeller Center. Since Diego Rivera was one of his mothers favorite artists, he was chosen and commissioned to create a huge mural with the theme, New Frontiers, to be placed opposite of the main

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