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The Sublime Savage: Caliban on Setebos

- The Sublime Savage: Caliban on Setebos "Caliban my slave, who never / Yields us kind answer." (The Tempest, I.ii.310-1) "Caliban on Setebos" was one of Robert Browning's more popular poems among the Victorians, for its presumed satire of orthodox Calvinism, Puritanism, and similarly grim Christian sects. And Browning as Shakespeare's savage does indeed seem to hurl a few barbs in that direction, but the poet's exercise seems to be as much one in alternative theology. Caliban's bog-bound conjectures, in their significant departures from standard religious doctrine, serve as both an interesting repudiation of Archdeacon Paley's attempts to rationalize God, and as an entertaining...   [tags: Caliban on Setebos Essays]

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Differences between Ariel and Caliban

- Ariel and Caliban are both servants but this doesn’t mean that they wont have any differences. The most major difference between them is their relationship and attitude towards Prospero. Also they have different characteristics, and in the book they represent two different and opposite things. These differences between the two servants may affect people’s thoughts and feelings about the two characters. Ariel is the air spirit as well as being one of the servants of Prospero. The reason behind Ariel being Prospero’s servant is that Prospero saved him from the tree that he was trapped in....   [tags: relationship, attitude, thoughts, feelings]

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Shakespeare’s Characterisation of Caliban

- Caliban is arguably one of the most complex characters in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, despite his low position in the social hierarchy. Primarily, we form our first impression of Caliban through what Prospero says about him. Prospero draws parallels between Caliban and his other servant Ariel, who was ‘too delicate’ to perform the ‘abhorred’ commands of the witch Sycorax. He then goes on to compare Ariel with Caliban; “a freckled whelp hag born – not honoured with/A human shape.” In line 317 of the play, Prospero refers to Caliban as a ‘tortoise’ and then immediately compares him to Ariel, who is a ‘fine apparition.’ This shows the variation of the two servants and shows Prospero’s obvious de...   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Understanding Caliban

- 1. What values does your character most cherish. What values does your character reject. Caliban rejects the Eurocentric values that were both imposed upon him and exploited him as a slave. Caliban rejects the Elizabethan belief of a social positioning of a rigid hierarchy that is dictated by birth. These race and power inequalities affect the “rightful” ownership of one’s tangible and emotional properties. Caliban’s nature and race therefore make him inferior to intruders into his world. These visitors impose Western values and beliefs that exist to reduce his own values to barbaric violence....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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Caliban in The Tempest

- Caliban in The Tempest ‘The Tempest’ is the magical story of the ship-wrecked inhabitants of an island. It deals with many serious themes such as; nature/nurture, power, magic and treachery but ‘the seriousness is never allowed to cause disquiet in the audience’. Many of these themes are still relevant today. The Tempest is, in effect, ‘a fairytale complete with magical occurrences, suspension of the laws of nature and a happy ending’. Caliban is an interesting an important character in ‘The Tempest’....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Caliban and the Colonial Approach to Slaves

- Caliban: “Post Colonial Approach” The Shakespearean play, The Tempest, is one of the most controversial in terms of relationships in the play. The play was written in 1611 soon after the English arrived in America in 1607, launching the colonial period. This was the beginning of colonization to America, which lead to the evolution of indentured servants into slaves. Many critics have stated that the relationship between Prospero and Caliban was that of a slave and master and a representation of how the English colonized foreign lands that belonged to the indigenous Americans....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Colonialism]

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Prospero's Relationship with Caliban and Colonialism in "The Tempest"

- The relationship between Prospero and Caliban is a perfect demonstration of the dependence relationship between a coloniser and the native of whichever colony he set his eye upon. Colonialism was a subject easily related to by Shakespeare's contemporary audience; with James on the throne the British Empire was beginning to thrive and would soon become the largest in not only the 17th Century world, but one of the largest in history. At the time 'The Tempest' was first preformed, 1611, Britain had begun to lay claim to North America and the smaller Caribbean isles, a fact the King was no doubt proud of and, similarly to his addition of the supernatural (a subject that fascinated James), aimin...   [tags: Colonialism, Tempest, shakespeare,]

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The Purpose of Caliban in The Tempest

- The Purpose of Caliban in The Tempest       One of the indispensable themes displayed in The Tempest is the duality of nature and society.  This is made apparent through the character of Caliban.  Caliban is a dis-figured fish-like creature that inhabits the island where the play The Tempest, takes place.              Caliban is the son a witch-hag, and the only native on the island.  In Caliban's first speech, he suggests that Prospero stole the island from him. (Act 1, Scene 1, line 331-342) "This island's mine by Sycorax my mother Which thou tak'st from me.  When thou camest first, Caliban is a servant to Prospero, the right duke of Milan.  Caliban is a monstrous, and ugly cr...   [tags: Tempest Shakespeare]

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The Character of Caliban in The Tempest

- The Character of  Caliban in The Tempest        Caliban is the only authentic native of what is often called 'Prospero's Island'. However, he is not an indigenous islander, his mother Sycorax was from Argier, and his father Setebos seems to have been a Patagonian deity. Sycorax was exiled from Argier for witch-craft, much like Prospero himself, and Caliban was born on the island. Caliban's own understanding of his position is made eloquently plain when we first meet him:   I must eat my dinner....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Oppression of Caliban in The Tempest

- The Oppression of Caliban in The Tempest William Shakespeare's, "The Tempest," provides insight into the hierarchy of command and servitude by order of nature. This play uses the relationship between its characters to display the control of the conqueror over the conquered. It also shows how society usually places the undesirable members at the bottom of the chain of command, even though they may be entitled to a higher social status. For example, the beginning of the play opens with a scene on a boat in the midst of a terrible storm....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Caliban Portrayed as a Child in The Tempest

- Caliban Portrayed as a Child in The Tempest        Can a grown adult develop and act like a child?  Shakespeaer's answer would have been yes.  This fact is depicted through the character of Caliban.  Caliban's speech and manners, as well as his thought, all display the very basic reactions and notions of human beings.  He is also controlled by a parent figure who comes in the form of Prospero.  An analysis of Caliban can hold him up to Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, which focuses on the development of children.  Caliban, unquestionably, fits one of Piaget's developmental stages.  Jean Piaget developed his Theory of Cognitive Senses in 1952.  According to Piaget, as children dev...   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Characters of Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest

- The Conflict between Passion and Intellect in The Tempest      During the time of Shakespeare, society had a hierarchical structure. In Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, the characters of Prospero and Caliban, represent two different extremes on the social spectrum: the ruler, and the ruled. Their positions on the social hierarchy are largely due to the fact that Caliban responds almost wholly to passions, feelings of pleasure -- his senses, while Prospero is ruled more by his intellect and self-discipline -- his mind....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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Compare and Contrast of Caliban and Ariel in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

- In Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, there are two characters who appear to be polar opposites. The characters of Caliban and Ariel both play very important roles in the play. The term caliban is defined as “a brutish or brutalized man,” and the term ariel is defined as “a spirit of the air” (Dictionary). The definitions of these two characters names even show the huge difference in the two characters before readers or viewers even get to know the characters. There are also differences in how the two characters feel about the self-proclaimed king of the island, Prospero....   [tags: English literature, literary analysis]

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Caliban in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Caliban in The Tempest by William Shakespeare Caliban is very important to The Tempest. He is as a prominent link between the audience and play. Elizabethan theatre was more like a football match that theatre, as we know it today. There were raucous crowds who would have particularly liked having a monster they could jeer at. Therefore Caliban would have been a central character to the lower class character, as they could feel superior to him in a very class determined society....   [tags: Papers]

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The Character of Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Character of Caliban in The Tempest     'This thing of darkness, I must acknowledge mine' It is impossible to understand The Tempest without first understanding the character of Caliban. Despite numerous novels and poems praising the virtuous, the pure and the good, everyone has within them a darker side of depravity and evil thoughts. This makes us human. What distinguishes between good and bad people, though, is the way in which this 'alter ego' manifests itself to both the rest of mankind and to oneself....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Analysis of Caliban’s Childishness in The Tempest by Shakespeare

- Analysis of Caliban’s Childishness in The Tempest The rate and characteristics of childhood cognitive development has been a topic of interest for many people throughout the ages, as classification of different stages can help us to better understand the actions of children. A common categorization method divides development into four stages: sensimotor stage, preoperational stage, concrete operational stage, and the formal operational stage. When analyzing Caliban in The Tempest, categorizing him into the preoperational stage is critical to understanding his actions and his role in the play....   [tags: development, egocentric, preoperational ]

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The Character of Caliban in Shakespeare's Tempest

- Caliban is one of the primary antagonists in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest. It is impossible to understand the Tempest without first understanding the character of Caliban. Through the exploration of the character of Caliban the reader gains an understanding of his importance within the play and that he is simply not just black and white, there is also a great deal of grey. It is the characters ambiguity that enables him to be human inside although appearing bestial on the outside. Caliban is a great example of a character being much more than one dimensional, almost to the point of being nearly a real person....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare's Tempest]

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Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Tempest, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s farewell to the theatre, has of all his plays the most remarkable interpretive richness. The exceptional flexibility of Shakespeare’s stage is given particular prominence in The Tempest due to its originality and analytic potential, in particular in the presentation of one of his most renowned and disputed characters, Caliban. Superficially portrayed in the play as a most detestable monster, Caliban does not evoke much sympathy. However, on further examination Caliban presents himself as an extremely complex character and soon his apparent monstrosity is not so obviously transparent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Caliban from The Tempest

- As an actor, select one character from ‘The Tempest’ and discuss how you would create the role, bearing in mind its function in the plot and its relationship to other characters. I have chosen Caliban to discuss, since, as an actor, I find him the most interesting character and thus the most enjoyable to discuss. Caliban’s function in the plot is one that is difficult to define. He is not the key protagonist, since this title belongs to the treacherous Alonso in his usurpation of Prosporo. Infact he does not at all directly encourage the conclusion of the play....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Prospero and Caliban of William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Prospero and Caliban of William Shakespeare's The Tempest   Within The Tempest, characters such as Prospero and Caliban share an intimate connection. Without some kind of malevolent force motivating the action of the play, none of the major characters would come into contact with each other. A violent storm, formed by Prospero's magic, subjects the foreign characters to the might of his mysterious power. Issues of control become a central part of The Tempest. One way in which this is highlighted is through the relationship between Prospero and Caliban, his bestial servant....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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Prospero's Judgment of Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Prospero's Judgment of Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest “A devil, a born devil, on whose nature Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, Humanely taken are lost, quite lost. And so with age his body uglier grows, So his mind cankers.” (IV.I. 188-192) Prospero’s judgement on Caliban changes considerably throughout ‘The Tempest.’ However Caliban is always referred to as of a much lower status than Prospero, such as “poisonous slave” and “dull thing.” In the lines 188-192, act four, scene one, Prospero’s judgement on Calib...   [tags: Papers]

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Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- In literature as in life, characters are multi-dimensional beings. They possess a wide variety of character traits that make them who they are. In the Tempest written by William Shakespeare, Prospero traits resemble those of the Europeans that came during the exploration of the Americas. Thus, Prospero’s treatment of Caliban is similar to the way Europeans treated the Native Americans. In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America. The Europeans came to the Americas and took over. Similarly, Prospero came to the island and took over....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Character of Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

- The Character of Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Caliban is one of the most interesting of Shakespeare’s characters. For centuries, scholars have puzzled over the meaning and importance of this central character. Who or what is this creature. Is he a man or a beast (Peterson, p.2). Most of the people who have debated this question take the question itself at face value. Caliban is either a man or a beast. The other characters in the play dismiss him as a "poisonous slave," "savage," and "hag-seed" (Act 1, Scene 2), but that does not mean that the reader must do so as well....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Comparing Shakespeare's Caliban to the African-American

- Comparing Shakespeare's Caliban to the African-American Caliban, immediately introduced as "poisonous slave," "savage," "hag-seed," is a character often likened to the African- American slave. The ease and matter-of-factness with which Prospero and Miranda dismiss him is painfully obvious even before he enters the scene (Act 1, Scene 3). Through no fault of his own, Caliban is dehumanized by the authority of his day and dismissed by the important members of his society. He looks much different from the others on the island, so he is not seen as a true human being; in fact, his only redemption lies in the fact that he is able to learn the language in order to serve the master....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - Caliban and Trinculo

- Psychoanalytic Analysis of Caliban and Trinculo of The Tempest    From a psychoanalytic perspective, both Caliban and Trinculo of Shakespeare’s The Tempest are interesting characters. Caliban is very sexual and bitter, while Trinculo is at odds with everything: his situation of being washed ashore and wrongly accused of saying things when he did not utter a word, as well as Caliban’s worship of an unkingly man, his drunken friend Stephano. Caliban has obviously not had all of his desires trained to stay within him, despite Prospero’s punishments and Miranda’s schooling....   [tags: Shakespeare The Tempest]

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The Importance of Caliban in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Importance of Caliban in William Shakespeare's The Tempest   'This thing of darkness, I must acknowledge mine.' Although many seem baffled by Shakespeare's The Tempest, the plot is not the target to be deciphered. We understand The Tempest through understanding the character of Caliban. Many works highlight the virtuous side of human nature, failing to acknowledge the darkness that lives within the hearts of all. The Tempest is not one of these works. This story realizes that it is impossible to have the good aspect of human nature without the bad....   [tags: Tempest essays Shakespeare ]

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The Juxtaposition Of Caliban 's Mental And Physical State Throughout The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- ... It is this uncertainty, due to his lack of identity, which shrouds the character of Caliban and in turn instinctively forces the audience to associate Caliban with the rumoured brutality of natives of any uncharted island, as the island is in the Tempest. It is therefore clear in the time of the Tempest’s original performance Shakespeare intended for Caliban to be characterised as largely brutal and only due to the abolition of colonialism that different aspects of Caliban’s character can be presented by modern age audiences....   [tags: The Tempest, William Shakespeare, Audience]

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Caliban in William Shakespeare´s The Tempest: The Victim Undercover as a Villain

- ... Miranda tells him that he isn't capable of being trained to be good, but he is capable of anything evil. Caliban might have been Miranda's victim, but he was also a villain towards her. He mistreated her by attempting to rape her. "… In mine own cell till thou didst seek to violate/ The honor of my child"(1.2.417-18). Obviously Miranda has not forgiven him, for she is disgusted by this dramatic event. Caliban has a strong love for the island. Unfortunately, Prospero has stolen the island from him....   [tags: victim, pitied, villian, relationship, island]

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Shakespeare's Presentation of the Relationship between Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest

- Shakespeare's Presentation of the Relationship between Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ is set on a small island between Tunis and Naples. The play is initially based around Prospero; once Duke of Milan, a loving father to Miranda and inhabitant of the island for the past twelve years, after being usurped by his scheming brother Antonio. When exploring the relationship between Prospero and Caliban, a ‘whelp hag-born’ living on the island when Prospero and Miranda first arrive, we must consider a number of aspects of Prospero and Caliban’s relationship....   [tags: Papers]

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Main Characters of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- ... Prospero’s magic is referred to as his art throughout the play by Miranda, “If by your art” (I.ii.1), by Caliban, “his art is of such power” (I.ii.374), and even by Prospero, “By my so potent art” (V.i.50). This reference reveals Prospero’s character as an artist rather than a sorcerer, this association is important when Prospero is equated to William Shakespeare. Similar to Shakespeare writing a play, Prospero formulates and controls the storylines and their conclusions. Prospero’s likeness to Shakespeare is seen throughout the play as Prospero uses his art (magic) to push the characters toward self-realization; parallel to Shakespeare using of his art (writing) to push the audience tow...   [tags: Prospero, Ariel and Caliban]

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Relationship between Prospero, Caliban and Ariel in The Tempest

- Relationship between Prospero, Caliban and Ariel in The Tempest    Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest is set on a mysterious island surrounded by the ocean. Here the magician Prospero is ruler of the isle with his two servants Caliban and Ariel.  Caliban is the abrasive, foul-mouthed son of the evil witch Sycorax. When Prospero was shipwrecked on the island Prospero treated him kindly but their relationship changed when Caliban tried to rape Prospero's daughter, Miranda. Caliban then became Prospero's unwilling servant....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest]

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Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Response to Caliban in The Tempest

- Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Response to Caliban in The Tempest My essay hopes to draw into focus one of the most complex characters in Shakespeare's play The Tempest, - Caliban. Shakespeare influences the audience's response to Caliban using in turn, humour and pathos to make the audience relate to the various strands of his character. Caliban can be interpreted in many ways, and only when examining his character as a whole, can we truly understand how Shakespeare wanted us to interpret him....   [tags: Papers]

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tempnature Caliban as Representative of Natural Man in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Caliban as Representative of Natural Man in The Tempest           The Tempest presents an argument against the concept of the noble savage through the character of Caliban.  Caliban is the main focus as far as the notion of "nature" and "natural man" is considered in the play.  Proof of this can be found in his name--"Caliban" sounds very similar to "cannibal," and hence serves to link him with primitive, natural man.  In the first scene of the play, Caliban's character is connected with the lower objects of the planet, including the "springs, brine-pits, barren place and fertile."  Caliban thus appears to be beneath most human men because of his bestial nature.  His mother's background a...   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- ... Prospero’s position in the center of the painting also represents that he is the center of attention. As a result, the painting accurately introduces Prospero as a figure who “controls the narrative and the other characters,” such as Miranda, Ariel, and Caliban (Thompson). Although there are no specifications to where Miranda is standing in the text, Fuseli captures the essence of her character through her location in the painting behind Prospero. Shakespeare provides Miranda with little dialogue compared to Prospero and Caliban, showing her minor part to the scene (Shakespeare lines 320-376)....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Caliban]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- In the comedic, yet thrilling play, The Tempest, William Shakespeare uses characters such as Caliban, Alonso, and Ariel to show Prospero’s immense cruelness and pure monstrosity. Moreover, these Shakespearean characters are also used to highlight Prospero’s change in character into a kinder and more forgiving person. Prospero starts the play out as a vengeful monster, after an illuminating moment however, his persona transforms into his true identity of a compassionate man. Prospero’s relationships with others prior to his personal epiphany were highly unpleasant to say the least....   [tags: The Tempest, William Shakespeare, Caliban]

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William Shakespeare 's Tempest Between The Reader And The Play?

- How does Prospero being a Renaissance man strengthen the reading of Shakespeare’s Tempest between the reader and the play. Prospero, the former Duke of Milan and protagonist of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, is the incarnation of values and talents of a Renaissance man. A Renaissance man is someone who is not only broad and deep in knowledge, but also applies that knowledge to his profession. Prospero embodies these values because he dedicates his life to learning magic and developing powers that he uses in the play, not only to get his work done, but also to gain control of spirits on the island and of his circumstances....   [tags: The Tempest, Caliban, Prospero]

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Relationship between Caliban and Prospero in Act I of The Tempest

- The short extract taken from “The Tempest” helps us learn a lot about the characters Prospero and Caliban and their relationship within the play. Prospero, when we first meet him, emerges as a very controlling and dominant figure on the island, mainly because he refers to the character Caliban as his “slave”. This shows us that Prospero must be a powerful man and that he has authority over the island and its people. Prospero uses his power to abuse Caliban, and he threatens him with phrases such as “thou shalt have cramps, side-stitches...” if he does not comply with his orders....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- ... To get this done, Prospero decides to falsely accuse Fernand of pretending to be the Prince of Naples. However, it is worth mentioning that Prospero’s initial action by causing the ship to wreck while Ferdinand is on it shows that Prospero did not want him to live to begin with anyway. What is interesting is how Alonso is finding that he does not like that he married his daughter, Claribel, to the Prince of Tunis. The reason he is feeling this way is for his own sake, as he sees that if he had not married the two, his own son would still be alive....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Caliban]

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The Tempest by Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, is a magnificent piece of literature that explores various aspects of nature and man, illusion versus real, and deception. The Tempest was written between the years 1610 and 1611. Many believe Shakespeare based the majority of this play from the colonization that was taking place in the Americas during this time, and Montaigne’s essay Of the Cannibals. Shakespeare was able to incorporate and write, a poetic magical play showing what was going on during this time, and also how the human existence was changing due to new discoveries of other humans....   [tags: Colonization of Ariel and Caliban, Analysis]

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An Ecological Translation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

- IV The Tempest places forward the rhythms of the dynamic Nature in the context of ever changing society and the inconsistent human mind, but also how they reflect both elevated and distorted symbolic association of humans and Nature: allusions to “pinch-spotted…. Than pard or cat o’ mountain”, “welkin’s cheek”, “rotten carcass of a butt”, “Jove’s lightnings”, “King’s son, Ferdinand/ With hair up-staring then like reeds, not hair, -”, “veins o’th’earth” and “bak’d with frost”. Caliban’s lethargy is associated with the movement of a tortoise....   [tags: Materialism, ecological, Nature, Caliban]

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Power Of The Flies And The Tempest

- Explore how the theme of power is presented in the Lord of the Flies and the Tempest In the play The Tempest, the theme of power is presented throughout the play. The same theme is also presented in the Lord of the Flies. Both writers have presented the theme of power in similar ways. Many characters desire the power of objects that cannot be owned by a one character as there is always conflict for ownership of the object. In the Tempest, Shakespeare presents the island to reflect what a character needs in order to obtain power....   [tags: The Tempest, Caliban, English-language films]

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The World Of The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- ... Very brute man, but with hints of a gentle spirit, seen as a monster. Ariel Helper spirit of Prospero, who rescued him/her (gender and physical form is ambiguous) from the cruel control of the Witch Sycorax. Servant to Prospero until he decides to free him/her. Mischievous character, but very obedient. Antonio Prospero’s brother who usurps Milan. A power-hungry and foolish character who attempts to kill his father and take his kingdom also. Alonso King of Naples, helped Antonio usurp Prospero but grows to regret this decision....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Caliban, Sycorax]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- ‘Is Prospero a good ruler in the play The Tempest?’ In Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, there is evidence both for and against the idea that ‘Prospero is a good ruler’. On one hand, he successfully conjures a plans and escapes from the island he is currently imprisoned on and also eventually gains his title back once returning to Milan. He is a powerful father for his daughter and torments those who may disobey his orders. But on the other hand, his slack approach to his role as Duke Of Milan led to his removal in the first place and there are also elements of cruelty and abused power that he continues to show throughout the play....   [tags: The Tempest, Prospero, Moons of Uranus, Caliban]

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Analysis Of Miranda 's ' The Tempest '

- ... In ‘Alice and the Wonderland’ Alice’s characterization is parallel to that of Miranda as they both depict a change in character and ultimately undergo an inner discovery that exemplifies their capabilities. This is portrayed in the line “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then” which is juxtaposed with Alice’s earlier uncertainty in the line “I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid…because I’m not myself, you see” The power of inner discovery is exemplified in Alice’s shift in perspective....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Discovery, Caliban]

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Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Shakespeare’s Caliban

- Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Shakespeare’s Caliban “Caliban...takes shape beneath the arc of wonder that moves throughout the play between “creatures” and “mankind,” between animate beings in general and their realization in the form of humanity. Is he man or fish. creature or person?" (Lupton, 3). “Although in The Tempest the word creature appears nowhere in conjunction with Caliban himself, his character is everywhere hedged in and held up by the politic-theological category of the creaturely" (Lupton, 3)....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- ... Initially, the reader will be lead to believe Caliban is purely passive character. Also the constant comparisons with him to other, degraded things like being compared to an animal and the highlighted differences between him and Prospero further defines the relationship of Prospero as master and Caliban as a slave. This links to other themes like illusion and magic since the power Prospero possesses is the power to control Caliban through sorcery. This reveals the exploitative nature of Prospero dominates over Caliban....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Colonialism]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- The Tempest, provided insight into the hierarchy of command and servitude by order of nature. This play uses the relationship between its characters to demonstrate the control of the conqueror over the conquered. It also shows how society usually places the undesirable members at the bottom of the chain of command; although they may be entitled to a higher social status. One of the crucial themes displayed in The Tempest is the duality of nature and civilization. This is made obvious through the character of Caliban....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Slavery, Prospero]

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Nature vs. Nurture in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

- INTRODUCTION William Shakespeare’s The Tempest tells the story of Prospero who is exiled on an island along with his daughter, Miranda. Inhabiting the island is a spirit named Ariel and an ugly monster named Caliban. Miranda, Ariel and Caliban all vary in nature. However, all have been tended to and have been nurtured on the island by Prospero. Especially through Caliban and Miranda, Shakespeare demonstrates that education and nurturing can affect the person’s true nature and self. NURTURE VS. NURTURE Nurture is how one is brought up or raised....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- “The Tempest” The Tempest is a play written by William Shakespeare, and has the main themes of Power, Control, Betrayl, Forgiveness and revenge. When Shakespeare says “Farewell master” this makes the reader believe that Caliban is a slave mainly due to the vocabulary choice of “Master” as the connotations of this word are: powerless, being ruled, weak, and scared, This influences the initial idea that Caliban is powerless and weak. In addition to this Caliban continues to take Prospero’s commands seriously and mannerly mainly because of Prospero’s use of magic to take advantage of Caliban....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Alex Peña Mr. Sieker AP English Literature and Comp 17 December 2014 What it Means to be Civilized: Civilization of Character in The Tempest William Shakespeare’s The Tempest was seen as his last act as a writer in England. Shakespeare released this play in the year 1611, which is also called the Renaissance period. Shakespeare is known for translating history and life experiences into his writing. During the Renaissance period many people were worried about appearance and social standards. During this time Ireland was taken the under control of England and the Irish were not seen as equals (Takaki 1)....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, English people]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - Heart Of The Savage

- The Tempest: The Heart Of The Savage Caliban the deformed savage on the island from his first appearance in the play is more animal than human. Prospero first refers to Caliban by calling him a, "tortoise" (1.2.318). This sets the tone for Caliban's character in the play as he is labeled as a semi-beast in the play. But interestingly despite Caliban's deformed body and animal like appearance he possess remarkable eloquence that gives him power. Prospero, a renaissance prince even with his velvety language only equals Caliban in eloquence....   [tags: free essay writer]

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The Colonization Of The New World

- In the play, The Tempest, there are characters that are that represent the colonization of the new world. Ariel and Caliban are characters that depict how Native Americans were viewed and treated during colonization. Europeans thought of them as savages that would not be able to adopt their culture. However, this was not true, and Europeans were able to introduce their culture to them. The Native Americans were a great help to them. They taught the Europeans how to survive on the land and build a colony....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare is often considered to be the greatest playwright in the history of the Western world. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare wrote and directed performances of his plays at the Globe Theatre, which continue to be performed around the world to this day. As technology advanced, different renditions of Shakespeare’s plays have been put on, from televised recordings to radio shows to film adaptations. Many of Shakespeare’s popular plays such as Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream have been adapted into films in recent years....   [tags: The Tempest, William Shakespeare, Djimon Hounsou]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' The Tempest '

- ... And who, except those who have been fortified against it with a strong upbringing, is able to withstand being treated like a beast without displaying some characteristics of a beast himself. Caliban, therefore, represents that characteristic in man that responds to what society makes of him. Moreover, one only needs to look at the quality of Caliban’s speech and its origin to recognize his humanity and recognize his struggle for autonomy. The ability to speak, to converse, and express complex ideas are markers of the rational nature of man....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Human]

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Sources of Conflict in Shakespeare's “The Tempest”

- Throughout “The Tempest”, the majority of conflict surrounds Prospero and Caliban. Their exchanges comprise of vulgar words, such as Prospero threatening Caliban and calling him ‘Thou poisonous slave’, and Caliban cursing Prospero, ‘and blister you all o’er’. Before we meet Caliban, we are told that he is of North-African descent, when Ariel said Sycorax was from ‘Algiers’, a place in North-Africa. He is depicted as a ‘salvage and deformed slave’ by The Folio’s ‘Names of the Actors’ and to a Jacobean audience, the word ‘salvage’ referred to a ‘wild and uncivilised’ person, and they believed that these ‘salvages’ were below their civilised counterparts in the social hierarchy....   [tags: intolerance, beliefs, dehumanizing]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- Title In The Tempest by William Shakespeare, there is a contradiction between which character is heroic and which is the competition. Different readings of the text render diverse portrayals of the characters. Prospero arrives upon an unestablished island with a dictating mentality and is willing to do everything in his power to become its ruler. When he comes across an inhabitant of the island, he deems him as an easily manipulated, savage monster and attempts to colonize him. With the assumption that he is always right, Prospero deems anyone unlike himself as being unrighteous and in need of correction....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Assumption of Mary]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- ... This sentiment is reiterated in her proclamation of the fact that Caliban, not knowing his “own meaning,” would “gabble” at her before she taught him her language; both the notion of Caliban’s not comprehending his “own meaning” and Miranda’s employ of the verb “gabble,” which carries unambiguously negative connotations, liken Caliban to a beast. That Miranda never stops to consider how Caliban’s “gabble,” as incomprehensible to her as her own tongue must have been to him, might have been a language of its own then hints at her own conceit and narcissism....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero]

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Language in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- This essay will attempt to find out the type of language that Shakespeare has used to portray the hatred and utter spite Prospero evidently has over Caliban. The great number of offensive dialogue during the argumentative conversation between Caliban and Prospero will be commented on. During the conversation, many ill-disguised remarks of contempt are made by all three characters. This will be analysed further and the reasons and consequences of the exchange will be described. There are a great number of reasons for why Prospero and Caliban are not by any means on respectful terms, and the factors that have lead to this occurrence will be expressed in order to explain the spiteful nature of...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare´s The Tempest Play

- Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Play Through The Tempest play, William Shakespeare weaves together a tale that is characterized by anti-colonialist sentiments. Prospero - the deposed Milan Duke - adopts a colonialist mentality by treating his colleagues as slaves who have no rights. Characters who suffer mistreatment under Prospero include: Ariel - the spirit creature; Ferdinand - the Naples Prince; and Caliban - Sycorax’s son. Prospero possesses much magical power which he uses to oppress his compatriots....   [tags: William Shakespeare, forced labor]

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest ‘The Tempest’ was Shakespeare’s last major play and is partly based on a true story about a ship called ‘The Seaventure’ which set sail for America in 1609. However, the ship was blown off course by a storm and ended up in Bermuda. This was the time when people were just beginning to explore the world and Bermuda was thought to be inhabited by spirits, demons and monsters. Shakespeare used the disaster of ‘The Seaventure’ as a starting point for his play and incorporated the beliefs of the people in his play....   [tags: Papers]

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The Hidden Meaning in the Tempest

- Shakespeare’s The Tempest is similar to the colonization of the Americas because they both involve foreigners coming to natives land and enslave them: but they differed in that The Tempest, they enslave a native for a crime, whereas they just enslave the natives for work in the Americas, and Caliban was created as an allegory to the natives that Europeans were enslaving. There are too many similarities in The Tempest to the colonization of the Americas to be coincidental. Shakespeare may have been trying to show a deeper meaning....   [tags: shakespeare, the tempest, americas colonization]

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tempcolon The Theme of Colonization in The Tempest

- The Theme of Colonization in The Tempest         Colony-A member or inhabitant of a colony.  A body of emigrants who settle in a remote region but remain under the control of a parent country.  --Webster's Dictionary   Can Prospero be defined as a type of colonist?  He does, after all, impose his presence onto an island already inhabited by somebody else, take over control and enslave his predecessor, while at the same time still remaining under the control of his native land.  If Prospero represents the colonist, or the white man, then Caliban serves as his counterpart in this discussion.  Critics have argued in the past that The Tempest's representation of Caliban relates Caliban to...   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Cycle of Slavery in The Tempest

- The Cycle of Slavery in The Tempest   William Shakespeare’s The Tempest blends elements of adventure and intellectual inquiry. The plot of Shakespeare’s last work contains comedy, romance, and action enough to sustain the interest of his common audience. However, there lies beneath the eloquent language and exciting plot an intelligent political commentary. Shakespeare uses the setting of a virtually uninhabited island as an experimental testing ground for the institution of slavery. Shakespeare shows through his island experiment that subjugation, once instituted, seems to perpetuate itself....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Value Of Physical Beauty

- ... This effort to de-huminaze Caliban makes him “distinguished from other mortals” (Dryden 119). The treatment of his physical appearance is hyperbolic and often imagery-heavy providing a heavy emphasis on his gross appearance, which then contrasts and provides greater irony as Caliban recites what are often the most beautiful and poetic verses in the entire text. Caliban’s lines are incredibly profound and sophisticatedly rendered in iambic pentameter. What makes this contrast powerful is that often in the text, classically beautiful characters like Miranda are deemed that way because “beauty arose form the most exquisite harmony of all the parts of the moral being” (Coleridge, 122)....   [tags: Poetry, Beauty, Aesthetics]

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Had I Plantation of This Isle: Colonialism in The Tempest

- The role of colonialism in Shakespeare's late Romance The Tempest is difficult to ignore. Cast off on a remote island, Prospero uses magic to conquer his new territory, making all of those that lived there before him fall under his command. There is a sense of revolution about Caliban, one who seeks to reclaim his homeland for his own and separate himself from the rule of his master. However, critics like Barbara Fuchs wish to pigeonhole this sense of colonialism into domestic issues, such as the British relationship with Ireland, while ignoring the relationship the play shares to the beginning of Britain's expansion into the New World--a world that had only been unlocked some one hundred ye...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's ' The Tempest '

- ... Before being exiled to the Island, he is Duke of Milan. He obtains the rule of authority without taking responsibility of his position. To be the duke, he has to serve the king and serve his people as well. But Prosper wants to keep the position while neglecting the accountability of being a duke. In that perspective, Prosper is similar to Caliban, who desires to have the land without serving his master. He is Caliban for being careless in his service for his people. Prospero says: “This thing of darkness I / Acknowledge mine” (5.1.278)....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Prospero, Human]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Representation of Servants in the Tempest Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play, which was written in 1610. Prospero is the Tempest main protagonist. He is exiled to an isolated island after his brother (Antonio) conspires to kill him for the desire of taking his position as a duke of Milan. Prospero manages to escape with his three-year-old daughter to the island. The play starts after 12 years of Prospero’s living in the Isle. The play is more like a test for Prospero to discover his wickedness and find a typical way to adjust them....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Prospero, Human]

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Analysis Of ' Barn Burning ' By William Faulkner

- Throughout our readings over this quarter we have been introduced to characters varying greatly in personality. We were shown characters such as the gorgeous Margot Macomber, who is a controlling wife who is thought to have murdered her husband in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”, to others such as the kind-hearted Gonzola from The Tempest. We have met various others with some much more differing characteristics. Throughout all of these stories, however, we have seen two characters, in more recent readings, that closely resemble each other in how they act....   [tags: The Tempest, William Shakespeare, William Faulkner]

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The Tempest Comparative Analysis

- The Tempest by William Shakespeare, among other themes, is a play very centered around rivalries, an important one being the one between Prospero and Caliban. As one would naturally expect, the triumphs and failures of the ongoing conflict yield different reactions for the two different characters. The conflict illustrates a dichotomous view of the way in which people respond to failure or defeat. Whereas Caliban responds to defeat instinctively with furious acts of retaliation, Prospero reasons that when those kinds of acts are examined under the scope of logic, they appear to be unlike that of a noble and therefore, should not be undertaken....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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Education in Thomas More's "Utopia"

- The goal of education is to learn, and in this process of learning and being educated there are some greater goals that are served. Education in Thomas More’s Utopia seems to cater to a larger goal, which is to create virtuous persons and citizens, as they are responsible for attaining a flourishing human community. In Shakespeare’s The Tempest there seems to be an underlying idea of a connection between education and a sense of social control. The idea of instilling among his subjects a sense of obedience and influencing their knowledge through education, in order to bring about a feeling of belonging to a nation is prevalent in The Tempest....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Tempest, By William Shakespeare

- Throughout the entirety of human existence, people have been contemplating the effects of nature versus nurture. Are people born with the ability to live with unselfish concern, then corrupted by society. Or are humans essentially evil. If so, how does one define what is good or bad. Considering the subjectivity that follows humanity 's perception of altruism, it is arguable that humans are simply an amalgamation of the environment they are exposed to. In Shakespeare 's The Tempest, humans are depicted as neither inherently good or bad as displayed within the themes of ambition for power, man versus monster and the illusion of justice....   [tags: Human nature, Nature versus nurture, The Tempest]

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Compare the Sucesses and Failures of Patriarchy in Colonialism

- Compare The Successes And Failures Of Patriarchy In Colonialism, In “The Tempest”, “Translations” And “Things Fall Apart”. In “The Tempest”, “Translations” and “Things Fall Apart”, the theme of patriarchy is evident in various aspects. For instance, there is patriarchy present when Prospero controls and dominates Caliban and Miranda in “The Tempest”. Likewise, in “Translations”, the theme of patriarchy is also present with Hugh’s dominance over Manus and Manus’s dominance of Sarah. In “Things Fall Apart”, patriarchy is also apparent, primarily seen with Okonkwo controlling his wives and children....   [tags: dominance, power, inequity]

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Imperialism in the Tempest - a Question of Ethics and Morality

- When one interacts with strangers, feelings of superiority and inferiority are bound to occur. In Shakespeare's time period, most of the Europeans' perspectives were disrespectful, arrogant, and full of ignorance. Like the Native Americans, for most of the European colonists who landed in the "New World," it was their first exposure to the people of a different race. And yet, their first intuition of the Native Americans was described as barbarians, savages, and cannibals. The Europeans thought themselves as superior compared to the "poor savages"(Takaki 148); likewise in The Tempest, Shakespeare portrayed Prospero as the rightful leader of Caliban's island, just as the Europeans thought of...   [tags: European Literature]

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The Tempest And Peircy 's Woman On The Edge Of Time

- How is the relationship between power and responsibility explored in Shakespeare 's The Tempest and Peircy 's Woman on the edge of time. The idea of hierachy within all levels of society has been around since the beggining of civilisation with servitude and slavery being the lowest level. Racism features in both The Tempest and Woman on the Edge of time, with the oppression and enslavement of Caliban and the maltreatment of Connie repectively. The Tempest deals covertly with the effect of post-colonialism and suburdination of others to an authority figure whilst Woman on the edge of time portrays the oppression of women at the time, focussing on hispanic minorties in America paired with stig...   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero, Thou]

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Master And Slave In William Shakespeare's The Tempesy

- The relationship between master and slave is embraced by Shakespeare in his play The Tempest. Conflicts and complexities of authority are portrayed by the characters Prospero and Caliban. As one gains power, the other loses it. In the play, Prospero rises to power, while Caliban loses it. The legitimacy of Prospero’s authority over Caliban is, however, questionable. What gives Prospero the power over Caliban. What are the reasons that Caliban should obey his masters’ orders....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Different Views on Slavery by Shakespeare and Defoe

- Literature has always been a source of exploring the world and the history of mankind. Two literary works of roughly the same age written by Daniel Defoe and William Shakespeare use the concept of slavery, race, and class in their works The Tempest and Robinson Crusoe. These two works have a common theme that can be found in both compositions; the problem of class, race, and slavery underlies the themes of servantship and slavery. The master-servant relationship in Robinson Crusoe is healthier compared to Prospero’s master- servant relationship because of the way that Crusoe addresses the issue of slavery, race, and class....   [tags: race, class, Robinson Crusoe, The Tempest]

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Servantship in Robinson Crusoe and The Tempest

- Literature has always been a source of exploring the world and the history of mankind. In Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, both authors use the concept of slavery, race and class. In Defoe’s story, the relationship between Crusoe and his slave, Friday, is one of mutual respect and trust. In the second selection by Shakespeare, the master-slave relationship is one that is characterized by force, violence and power. These two works share the common theme of servantship and slavery, which were largely based on differences in class and race....   [tags: Robinson Crusoe Essays]

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The Issue of Money in The Tempest and Othello

- The Issue of Money in The Tempest and Othello The central issue depicted in both plays The Tempest and Othello is about money. Money in substantial amounts can represent great power and strength over the ruling nation. It plays a major role in our everyday society and one that is fully illustrated in both of Shakespeare’s play. Both of the plays are related to his matter, in that the subplot characters attempt to achieve high respect and, therefore, gain power and strength by deception. A parallelism can be drawn between the characters of Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano from The Tempest to Othello with Iago, Othello involved....   [tags: William Shakespeare The Tempest Othello Essays]

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Utopian Society in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The study of Shakespeare’s The Tempest raises many questions as to its interpretation. Many believe that this play shows Shakespeare’s views on the colonization of the new world whereas others believe that this is a play about the ever elusive “Utopian Society”. I believe that this is a play about the European views of society and savagery at that time. I also believe that, if this is true, the play doesn’t portray a “conventional” view of native peoples. Shakespeare shows this by having Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan and Usurping ruler of the island, call Caliban, “A devil, a born devil on whose nature nurture can never stick” but then having Miranda, Prospero’s daughter, say “I pi...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Categorizing of People in Shakespeare’s Tempest and Dante’s Inferno

- Categorizing of People in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Dante’s Inferno Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Dante’s Inferno both exhibit Foucault’s idea of categorization and subjectification using “dividing practices.” (Rabinow 8) Foucault argued that people can rise to power using discourse, “Discourse has the ability to turn human beings into subjects by placing them into certain categories.” (Rabinow 8) These categories are then defined “according to their level of deviance from the acceptable norm.” (Rabinow 8) Some examples of such categories are the homosexual, the insane, the criminal and the uncivilized....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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