Prometheus: The Symbolic Narrative Unveiled

SPOILERS: Prometheus is a 2012 science-fiction / horror cross-genre film by Ridley Scott. It is set in the same narrative world as both Alien and Blade Runner. By extension, it relies on tropes established by PK Dick and the apparent interconnectedness of Dick’s extended universe. These tropes have proven themselves readily dissectible via Jungian critical theory.

What follows is an analysis of Prometheus, a dissection of certain scenes, and the establishment of a contra-popular hypothesis to close loopholes left by contemporary critics. If you haven’t seen the film, you may wish to stop reading now.

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