Critical and Analytical Thinking

Pandora's Box

Maybe you have already heard that someone, a journalist, your teacher or parents, refer to a complex situation as a "Pandora's box".

What is a Pandora's box? Who is Pandora and how did she get that box? Did she open the box? Can you think of an example where you can use the phrase "to open a Pandora's box"?

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maria from United States
School: seven Bridges
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Explanation: hello what is a pandoras box and what to you mean a pandora box? thank you.
About Me:     I am 11 and I am learning English in New York. I go to Seven Bridges Middle School and it is the best school around here.

katy from United States
School: seven Bridges
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Explanation: hello
About Me:     I like dogs more than any animals.

Bitty from United States
School: Livaudais Middle School
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Explanation: A Pandora's box is a idiom for a complex situation. Its a old mythology from Zeus he made a woman named Pandora and her name was ment to shower her with lovely gifts, but to test her insticts he gave her a present that had nothing but bad spirits in them so he wrapped them in a box that looked so lovely and she opened it and she had difficulties.
About Me:     I'm a 8th grader that loves schools and all my teachers and i am 13 years old.

Anonymous from Somewhere
School: Some School
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Explanation: Pandora is a myth from Greek mythology. The myth is that when Zeus got angry he wanted to get revenge on humans.

Raisa from United States
School: PS/MS194
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Explanation: Hello Pandora! How are you doing today? Where do you live? Is there any predators that want to catch you? Can I see how you look like?What kind of insect are you? Do you have any friends? Can I see them?And how do they look like? Ooo...Do you want to play a game?It is called hide and seek.
About Me:     Hello! My name is Sadia. But most people call me Rasia. I have lots of friends.Also we have a friendship club. And Did you that I am also a friend to my friend Raisa My friend is called Raisa, my nickname.And this is all about me.  See you later! Ta

Hritu from New Zealand
School: Marshall Laing Primary School
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Explanation: Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora's creation in Hesiod's Works and Days.[1] The "box" was actually a large jar (πίθος pithos)[2] given to Pandora (Πανδώρα, "all-gifted", "all-giving"),[3] which contained all the evils of the world. Pandora opened the jar and all the evils flew out, leaving only "Hope" inside once she had closed it again. Today the phrase "to open Pandora's box" means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching negative consequences.
About Me:     I am funny.I make my friend laugh.I speak Tamil at home and English at school.

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