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Thread #59418 Message #2947191
Posted By: Rapparee
18-Jul-10 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Prometheus, Sisyphus, and Icarus all tried. Camus points out that Sisyphus has won over the gods because he keeps on trying, no matter how pointless the battle is. Prometheus brought fire to mankind, and although punished by the gods for his audacity he still can say, chained to his cliff face, "Screw you! I'm being punished for actually DOING something nice for mankind!" Icarus wasn't punished for flight, he fell because of his own stupidity and vanity -- his hubris, if you will -- and for not paying attention to his father's instructions.