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Pandora left her house and came outside. She set the box down and opened it with a key...
Okay... almost got it...
Out came hideous evil spirits, their names were sickness, worries, crime, and hate. They even had names like envy, greed and much more horrible ones. They fled out of the box and began to infest the world with their wickedness. They cackled away into the night...
Thank you Human fool for releasing us!
Pandora began to weep at the mistake she had just committed, but as the woman cried, out of the box appeared a beautiful creature. Its name was Hope, he was sent from Zeus to help people in their dark times.
Meaning and Lesson The Greek myth Pandora's box shows many moral lessons, the first of which is desire. In the myth desire is shown by Pandora because she is determined to open the box and is very one track minded in going about doing it.
The lesson of desire is that desire is infatuating and can be blinding to things like danger and common sense. The second lesson is curiosity. Curiosity is shown by Pandora because the only reason she wants to open the box given to her by Zeus because she is blinded by curiosity and the longing to know what rests inside. The main lesson found in Pandora’s curiosity is that it takes over one’s mind and leads to one losing control of their senses.
The third lesson found in the myth is weakness, weakness is also shown by Pandora when she gives in to the previous two lessons and opens the box. The lesson to this weakness is that one should never succumb to petty influences such as curiosity and desire and if one can resist the temptation of these influences nothing evil can come from one’s actions.
The last and most important lesson of the Pandora’s Box myth is hope. Hope is placed in the myth as the last thing to fly out of Pandora’s box, and it is there to show that no matter how many different evils exist, through all the pain and suffering there will always be the saving grace of hope.
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