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Fate is generally unavoidable, inescapable and tragic. No one can avoid it because it is predetermined, pre-destined and pre-planned. Definition of fate is Greek Mythology is, “the three goddesses who preside over the birth and life of humans. Each person was thought of as a spindle, around which the three Fates (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) would spin the thread of human destiny”. The victim of fate can be any identity rather it is mortal or immortal, king or slave, God or people etc. if we talk from the perspective of “Prometheus  bound”  we come to know that Fate has a vital role in the lives of people of that time . This drama was written in ancient Greek’s time and that time it was believed that the three Goddess determined human destines and in particular span of person’s life and his allotment of misery and sufferings. All the personal flaws of individual were related to his fate and it was believed that every act done by that individual is planned by fate and we cannot blame or call a person criminal on this basis, everyone was seemed to be innocent on behalf of this terminology. In Greek’s ideology of fate was related with ideology of religion they believe that every man was fated. These were three sister goddesses that appeared in Greek and Roman mythology and were believed to have “spun out” a child’s destiny at birth.  They determined when life began, when it ended, and everything in between.  At the birth of each man they appeared spinning, measuring, and cutting the thread of life.  However not everything was inflexible or pre-determined.  A man destined to become a great warrior one day could still choose what he wanted to do on any given day.  The gods could simply intervene with decisions that could be helpful or harmful.  In a sense, they controlled the metaphorical life of every mortal born. The Fates were popular figures of cult worship in Greece and evidence suggests there were sanctuaries to them in major cities such as Corinth, Sparta, and Thebes.  Offerings were also made to the Fates during festival times in Athens, Delphi, Olympia, and Sicyon and they are thought to have been of benefit during the harvest season. Today, the origin and meaning of the word ‘fate’ is traced to the mythology of these three powerful goddesses. Author of this drama was a religious orthodox. He believed in ancient school of thoughts and so that is why he is promoting here his own justifications and empowering the divine powers by making fate as a source and making the powerful gods more and more powerful. Now if we talk the role of fate from the perspective of the drama and we will come to know how the fate played role in all characters life and make them suffer, the whole drama revolve around a one character and that character is “Prometheus”‘ who belongs to the titans group, there were two groups of gods (1) Titans (2) Olympians. Prometheus belonged to group of titans and there was a war between these two group and on other side Zeus was all powerful the tragic event that happened there was that Prometheus supported the Olympians and as a result Olympians won but in return he got nothing else than a painful punishment.   Prometheus is known for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind. He exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge and he defies the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization. His attempts to better the lives of his creation brought him into conflict with Zeus.  There was also an account, stating that Prometheus had created men out of earth and water, at the very beginning of the human race, or after the flood of Deucalion, when Zeus is said to have ordered him and Athena to make men out of the mud, and the winds to breathe life into them (Apollod. i. 7. § 1; Ov. Met. i. 81; Etym. Mag. s. v. Promêtheus). Prometheus is said to have given to men something of all the qualities possessed by the other animals (Horat Carm. i. 16. 13).Prometheus is a god having complete knowledge of entire things it means he have knowledge of future but he could also not escape from the fate, it can be more evaluated from this text taken from text, “PROMETHEUS. Such contrivances have I invented for mortals, yet, wretched that I am, I have no device by which I can escape from my present sufferings.” In this exchange, Prometheus reveals what he sees as the key irony of his situation. Even though he used his cleverness help humans, he can’t escape his own present imprisonment. Part of his frustration here seems to be that his talents are all chained up, too.”PROMETHEUS. But what am I saying? I have precise foreknowledge of all that will happen: none of my sufferings will come as a surprise. I must bear my destined fate as easily as may be, knowing that the power of Necessity is unchallengeable.” (Aeschylus, 101-105)Prometheus was a immortal god and he could see the future but when the question of fate arose, he himself was victim of this cruel event and have to face the harsh circumstances as a punishment for the act done by him in favor of poor creatures( people) that is he stole the fire from the heaven and gave it to humans, here fire relates to progress of mankind and Prometheus was lover of mankind and Zeus was hater of mankind, Zeus was not in favor to see the humans progressive and he wanted to finish the all race of humans but on other side Prometheus wanted to make them aware from the latest inventions and progressions. No one can escape from the fate rather that is the most powerful god Zeus or any other, 


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