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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest “The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance” In act five, scene one, I believe that the lines; “the rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance“ are pivotal to the text, because the outcome of Prospero’s decision determines how the play concludes. There are many subtle hints in the text which could suggest why Prospero makes the decision that he does....   [tags: Papers]

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Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge

- Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge Everything known to man is held in some sort of balance. It is a delicate balance, one which swings rhythmically to the ebb and flow of this world. Many have studied it but it has proven too complex, too broad to understand everything that is at work. That is why it must be preserved. One such movement has recently begun which looks exclusively to preserve this balance, ecofeminism. Terry Tempest Williams is just that, an ecofeminist. In her memoir Refuge¸ Williams attempts to examine the ecological and social worlds that balance on this pendulum....   [tags: Terry Williams Refuge Memoir Essays]

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Generally acknowledged as one of Shakespeare's final plays, 'The Tempest' may be described as a romantic tragi-comedy - where love and contentment prosper despite the threatening presence of evil forces. However, beyond the almost 'fairy-tale' like exterior lies a seemingly direct approach to a greatly topical debate at the time. This was the supposed contrast between civilised and uncivilised persons, brought to the fore as a result of recent expeditions overseas....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Consider the character of Prospero and show how he used his position to control many of the characters in the play and how his actions contribute to the dramatic effectiveness. How do his actions and the attitude of the characters to him relate to the events and thinking of Shakespeare's day. In the Tempest, the character of Prospero is the protagonist. Prospero is the father of Miranda and has spent twelve years on the island since he was usurped from being the Duke of Milan....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Shakespeare's, "The Tempest" is based around a key a idea of reuniting family through what may appear to the characters as bizarre coincidence, but in fact is the outcome of witchcraft/magic. It is widely thought the main character (Prospero) is a transformation of the famous writer himself, William Shakespeare, as Prospero pursues his studies over his people and also is very fond of his daughter....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tempest, Critical Review

- Prospero's Plottings After years of writing plays of history, tragedy, grand comedy and dramatic romance, William Shakespeare emerged from his darker writing of the past into the lighter, more peaceful style of his play “The Tempest.” This was Shakespeare’s last complete play, and, just as he bid farewell to the art he had so mastered, his principal character Prospero departs from his artful magic on the island he omnisciently controls. While Prospero’s early actions against his foes echo the ideas of a vengeful god, he strives to educate more than to correct....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Prospera, Thy Role Is Woman

- ... It is clear Prospera had the support of her people when she tells Miranda, “so dear the love my people bore me” (Shakespeare 1.2.141). If the duke had the support of the people and magical arts to manipulate people and events, it seems unlikely a rightful ruler could so easily be usurped, but it becomes more plausible in Taymor’s version where the position was only assumed by Prospera upon her husband’s death. Given it was not originally her position to begin with and the predominant acceptance of male leaders at that time, it is much more realistic that a woman could be usurped by her brother....   [tags: Shakespeare's The Tempest]

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Shakespeares Tempest

- I love the way Prospero speaks. Although I hate his character, his way of speaking is eloquently biting—whether he is speaking lovingly to his daughter or abusively to Caliban, he gets his point across beautifully. I tried with all my might to decide whether I like Prospero… but to no avail. I had a bad taste in my mouth from the get-go because I remembered a comment about the ambiguity of the Caliban situation—how maybe he did try to rape Miranda, but maybe he didn’t, so maybe Prospero was noble by enslaving Caliban… but maybe he was tyrannical....   [tags: essays research papers]

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tempcolon Comparing Language in Shakespeare's Tempest and Aime Cesaire's A Tempest

- Colonial Language in Shakespeare's The Tempest and Aime Cesaire's A Tempest       Language and literature are the most subtle and seductive tools of domination. They gradually shape thoughts and attitudes on an almost subconscious level. Perhaps Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak states this condition most succinctly in her essay "The Burden of English" when she writes, "Literature buys your assent in an almost clandestine way...for good or ill, as medicine or poison, perhaps always a bit of both"(137)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Comparison of Justice in The Tempest and Merchant of Venice

- Justice in The Tempest and Merchant of Venice In both Merchant of Venice and The Tempest, Shakespeare proposes ideas of justice and mercy that hold true in both plays. In order to see if the actions taken were just and/or merciful, definitions of these words must be set up. If we were to assume that Shakespeare's definition of mercy was what Portia espoused in act four, scene one, specifically lines 205 - 206, the definition of mercy must be viewed in a biblical sense. Thus, in order to judge if something is merciful, one must look to see if it fulfills the qualifications of mercy in the New Testament....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Comparison of Love in Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest

- The Phenomenon of Love in Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest       We know from the very opening scene of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet's love will end in tragedy. We may wonder why Miranda and Ferdinand in The Tempest do not end up with the same fate as Romeo and Juliet. Both couples are from opposing political families. Both couples are enraptured with their lovers. Why then does Romeo and Juliet end with their death's and the Tempest end with Miranda and Ferdinand's marriage plan....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Correlation Between Tempest and the New World

- Correlation Between Tempest and the New World Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford, The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles by John Smith, and The Tempest by William Shakespeare, seem to have one thing in common in that they all touch upon the aspect of life in the new world. While The Tempest alludes to the new world and focuses on an imaginary concept of a Utopian society, The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles and Of Plymouth Plantation offer first hand accounts of life in the new world....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Comparison of Wealth in Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest

- The Importance of Wealth in Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest       Wealth and it’s relationship to poverty figures in heavily in two of the plays we have read thus far in class. In both Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest we are treated to characters and situations that deal with wealth and poverty. Specifically however, both plays have visions of an abundance of wealth that seems at times both corruptible and foolish. In Antony and Cleopatra we have their excessive behavior and flaunting, which proves to be a vice that grips them much to tightly....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Theme of Usurpation in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- The Theme of Usurpation in The Tempest by William Shakespeare The Tempest is a late romance, which is a mixture of comedy and tragedy and during the play Shakespeare puts across his Church of England views on usurpation. Before we discuss how Shakespeare ensures that the theme of usurpation and its consequences runs throughout The Tempest, we need to define the meaning of the term usurpation. Usurpation is when someone wrongfully seizes/assumes the power or the throne. An example of usurpation was when Napoleon usurped/seized the power from Louis XVI....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Shakespeare's The Tempest - Prospero and Shakespeare

- The Tempest, Prospero and Shakespeare There can be no doubt that The Tempest contains numerous references to the theater, and while many of Shakespeare's plays make reference to the dramatic arts and their analogy to real life (e.g., "all the world's a stage"), it is in this, his last play, that the Bard most explicitly acknowledges that the audience is viewing a show. Thus, in the play's final scene (Act I, scene i., ll.148ff), Prospero tells his prospective son-in-law Ferdinand that the revels at hand are almost at an end, that the actors are about to retire, and that the "insubstantial pageant" of which he has been a part has reached its conclusion....   [tags: free essay writer]

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The Relationship Between Miranda and Prospero in The Tempest

- The Relationship Between Miranda and Prospero in The Tempest Works Cited Missing Act one scene two opens with Miranda and Prospero standing on an island, after having just witnessed a shipwreck. Right from the first line we can establish the relationship between Miranda and Prospero, "My dearest father" (line 1.) As the scene commences, we begin to learn a great deal about the two roles....   [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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Aspects of Humor in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Aspects of Humor in William Shakespeare's The Tempest Act Two Scene Two is a comic sub plot because of the characters behaviours and actions. It also highlights some of the main themes of the central plot. Trinculo is a jester, a fool and one of the main characters, his job is to make people laugh. Stephano is the second character I am going to be focusing on. He's a drunken butler and because of his drunken actions, he's funny. Caliban adds humour to the play because of what he's thinking and doing....   [tags: Papers]

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Act One of William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Act One of William Shakespeare's The Tempest The Tempest is written by William Shakespeare it is the last complete play that he is believed to have written. The Tempest is unlike any other play that he has written because it follows the unities. The unites are the principles of drama established by ancient Greeks. The play must be in the space of one day, all of the action must relate to the main plot and all happen in the same place. The Tempest means storm, which is a symbol for change....   [tags: Papers]

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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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A Comparison of Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93

- Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93        Ignorance has been said to be bliss.  To equate appearance with reality is a facet of ignorance, and leads to a part of the bliss.  Many of Shakespeare's characters find the bliss of ignorance and revel in it, and some end up coming to terms with their gullibility.  Some few are unwilling to abandon their ignorance even when they can see real truth.  All are experiencing different stages of the human cycle.  Coming into the world, we are equipped with nothing more than recognition of appearance.  We must learn to the distinguish what is real from what is seen.  Those who have the opportunity to learn this difference will often deny the truth...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Character Of Prospero in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Character Of Prospero in William Shakespeare's The Tempest Prospero appears in the play early on in the second scene. After the exhilarating beginning to 'The Tempest,' his daughter Miranda and himself bring about a calmer atmosphere, Shakespeare has intended to do so, to the extent that he has converted the language into verse for these characters. Miranda especially expresses a flowing and poetical image where she tries to portray herself as a helpless and weak girl 'O, I have suffered.' Some sentences are linked to add to this affect 'th' welkin's' overall her reflection creates an outline of Prospero's character, as he is her father....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Speeches in The Tempest versus As You Like It

- The speeches delivered by Prospero and Jacques each hold extensive contrasting differences. Both Prospero, the tempestuous protagonist in The Tempest, and Jacques, a minor melancholy character in As You Like It, see things in a dissimilar light. They have gone through things in their lives that have shaped their thoughts and opinions on certain topics. Prospero and Jacques’ show this in their moods and then in the subjects of which they speak. By perceiving the contrasting objects in Prospero and Jacques’ speeches, we find that they are quite different in character....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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The Relationship Between Servants and Masters in The Tempest

- The Relationship Between Servants and Masters in The Tempest Within "The Tempest" there are several accounts of different relationships between various servants and masters. Many scenes throughout the play are used to convey different messages concerning each character involved, and reveal many things about them. The most prominent cases of servants and masters are those involving Prospero. He was shipwrecked on the island after being usurped from his title of Duke of Milan....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge

- Cancer and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge “I cannot prove my mother, my grandmothers, along with my aunts developed cancer from nuclear fallout in Utah. But I can’t prove they didn’t.” Epilogue, Refuge In Terry Tempest Williams’s Refuge, death slowly claimed almost all of the women of her family. Death took Williams’ family members one by one just one or two years apart. In every case, the cause was cancer. Williams insisted in the epilogue that fall-out from the 1951-62 nuclear testing in Utah brought cancer to her family....   [tags: Cancer Research Refuge Williams Essays]

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jane eyre, a passage to india , and the tempest

- Jane Eyre, A passage to India, and The Tempest all hold within their covers’ stories of women or girls who knowingly and unknowingly affected the lives of men they were involved with. However, the females’ range of influence does vary between the books due the writer’s opinions of the female sex. The strength and influence of women did and will continue to have an affect on the men they are surrounded by as well as our society as a whole. Jane Eyre begins as a young, weak girl and buds into a strong, independent woman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Miranda’s Diary from The Tempest

- Miranda’s Diary from The Tempest I couldnt believe it when that huge storm appeared from no where last night. I seen a ship get torn apart during the storm. I believed it was Father who caused this atrocity by casting a spell upon the ship, using his magic powers; he cast a storm over the ship consisting of thunder and lightning and strong winds which rocked the ship, creating havoc and impossible working conditions. When I questioned him he was quick to admit that he had done it but not because he wanted to harm anyone but as I believe he is planning to use it for his own pleasure....   [tags: Papers]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World And The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- Many pieces of literature involve a theme that includes a powerful figure and a group of people that are subject to that power. Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and “The Tempest” written by William Shakespeare are no different. These two works have the same theme, but with two different purposes in mind. The techniques compared and contrasted in these two works are character and plot, motifs, and symbols. Aldous Huxley begins “Brave New World” in the year 632 A.F. which is approximately the twenty-sixth century....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- Between both William Shakespeare’s 1610 play, “The Tempest” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1892 short novel “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the portrayal of love is a present theme in both genre’s that through the distinctive forms, is expressed in differing ways. Between the relationship of Miranda and Ferdinand in “The Tempest” and the narrator and husband John in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” love is presented uniquely and exposes the creative development of literature within differing genres throughout history....   [tags: antithesis, literary form]

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A Character Comparison of Macbeth and Prospero from Shakespeare's Macbeth and The Tempest

- These two Shakespearean characters, Macbeth and Prospero, from Macbeth and The Tempest can greatly compare to one another. From the very beginning, these two men are hard to understand and seem like your average warrior and ruler. Both of these characters are dealing with struggle of power; however, they both deal with this issue in different, interesting ways with different results. At the end of these two plays, we meet two entirely different characters than the ones that we were introduced to from the beginning....   [tags: power, knowledge, murder]

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Julie Taymore´s Film Interpretation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- ... But looking at Shakespeare work females did play both supporting and central characters. Is this answer the question that Shakespeare might have considered the idea that Julie Taymore used for her interpre-tation of “The Tempest” I think that the switch of roles from the original play in the mov-ie makes a big difference in my view. Reading the original piece I get the imagination of every character other then Miranda and Aerial being a self-center manipulative mescaline male egger for power or control of another....   [tags: Sexism, Gender, Power]

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A Compare and Contrast Between Characters From Shakespeare’s Macbeth & The Tempest

- If you have read through Shakespeare’s plays, you’ll come to realize that many of the characters have similar traits or situations. Although some can be compared to one another, they are also very different in their own ways. The play Macbeth is about a man whose attempts to seize power ruin his life. Tempest is about a man who uses magic to reconcile with his brother of past disagreements. The main characters Macbeth from Macbeth and Prospero from Tempest are similar because both want power, but different in the ways that they gain authority, and the initial sources of control....   [tags: power, murder, magic]

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Shakespeare’s play The Tempest and Michael Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote

- How important is an individual that most often than not authors focus on the growth of one over the growth of the many. Is it because the growth of one symbolizes the growth of all. Or is the focus on the individual due to the image it presents which is the growth in us. In any event, this outlook of individualism is widespread in literature and different genres and techniques excavate the development of the individual. Another factor that comes into play in the development of the character is the situation and the effects of the environment....   [tags: Don Quixote ]

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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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Compare and contrast Ben Jonson’s ‘The Alchemist’ and Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

- The study will encompass the compare and contrast of two great writers’ literary works. It will take comprehensive discussion on “Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist” and “William Shakespeare’s The Tempest”. Jonson and Shakespeare were contemporaries with more immediately recognizable common ground between them than difference. They shared the same profession and brought forth their works from the matrix of common intellectual property. They appealed to the same audience and both gained popularity and esteem as accomplished playwrights....   [tags: English Literature, Famous Playwrights]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest, The Winter 's Tale, And Pericles

- ... Another type of fairy is the type of fairy that came into peoples homes at night and rewarded well-kept households.(Papp) In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the fairy Puck is one of the good fairies. One of his fellow fairies in the play told him, “Those that ;Hobgoblin’ call you, and ‘Sweet Puck;’ You do their work, and the shall have good luck. (Papp). In A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare uses good fairies to worse the conflict and to solve it in a skillful way. Shakespeare provides excellent examples of the fairies that were believed to exist in his time period in his works....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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The Tempest Is A Play About The Power And Dangers Of Creativity

- The Tempest is a play about the power and dangers of creativity. Discuss. "From beginning to end the play-write gives prominence to the problems of dominion, freedom, political failure and of repetition." Like Russ Mc Donald I also believe that Shakespeare devoted his last comedy largely to the exploration of the shapes and effects that possession and the search for power can have on persons. The Tempest's central character, Prospero, is also crucial to this interpretation. His unique magical gifts give him undefeatable power to wreak vengeance on his enemies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare to the Film "Prosperos Books"

- The Adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare to the Film "Prosperos Books" When adapting a play for the screen, a director’s primary responsibility is to visualize an enactment that remains true to the original work’s perception. In addition to this task, the director must also build upon the foundations laid by the script; without this goal, (s)he would have no reason to have undertaken the project in the first place. Providing an innovative reading of a well-known play is undoubtedly a challenging task, but few directors have met the challenge so successfully as Peter Greenaway in Prospero’s Books, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest....   [tags: Papers]

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Description of Great Characters from Great Plays

- William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest play writers of all time. He had extraordinary talent and is widely known for his plays. The ironic part though, was the fact that Shakespeare only went to grammar school, he didn’t have any further education and never went to a private school. Yet, with great plays, there are always great characters within these plays. First off, in Macbeth, a play about an ambitious man named Macbeth who is told by a witch that he will be king someday, so he kills the current king, Duncan, and takes the throne, however he gets paranoid that his throne will be taken away from him so he starts having other people killed and he himself gets killed in the e...   [tags: macbeth, shakespeare, the tempest]

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The Significance of the Exposition in a Play

- There are instances in plays that when omitted disturbs the plot line. These instances may be small scenes, short actions, exchanges between characters, or an entire act. Failure to include these scenes often leads to many faults in the play, the worst of which is incoherence in the plot and the destruction of the progress through it. Certain plays have deeply interwoven scenes, which with the removal of one affect the rest greatly. This can be seen in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. In particular the first act of the play reveals its course....   [tags: Dangers in Omission, Shakespeare, Tempest]

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The Tempest, a Brave New World; or just a sad goodbye?

- Through the years there has been much debate as to whether Shakespeare’s The Tempest is an Allegory to European colonization and colonial life, or if it is his “farewell to the stage” with a complete overview of the stage and a compilation of all of his characters into a few, in which the playwright himself being presented as Prospero. Is The Tempest an allegory to European colonization, or is it Shakespeare, presenting his formal farewell to the stage. Many believe that Shakespeare, personified his character into Prospero, because Prospero ultimately created the entire plot of the play with his magic, which he obtained shortly after being marooned on the island....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of Characters and The Definition of a Hero

- Heroes are rarely seen in today's world. Too many people are worried about money or power to be concerned with others around them. But then that leads to the definition of a hero. It is possibly a person who does moral good in the world, or perhaps someone who stands up for those who do not have the power to do so themselves. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but people must remember that they are still human. They do make mistakes and they can be selfish. Such is the case in both Hamlet and Tempest....   [tags: hamlet, prospero, tempest]

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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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Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - Effective Use of the Cliffhanger

- The Tempest: Effective Use of the Cliffhanger The first scene of The Tempest is unlike most of the openings in Shakespeare's plays, in that includes quite a bit of action. Instead of properly introducing some of the main characters, or setting up an important plot strand, this opening scene appears to be only an attention-grabbing device. This statement can be made quite justifiably, due to the fact that all the events of Act 1 Scene 1 are recounted in the following scene, in the conversations between Miranda, Prospero and Ariel....   [tags: free essay writer]

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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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Women in Elizabethan England and Shakespeare's Miranda in The Tempest

- Women in Elizabethan England and Shakespeare's Miranda in The Tempest Treatment of women has evolved much since Elizabethan England. As a preface to the dissection of The Tempest – in particular, the character of Miranda, Shakespeare’s role for women as a whole must be addressed. According to Carolyn Ruth Swift Lenz’s introduction of Woman’s Part, “patriarchal order takes different forms and is portrayed with varying degrees of emphasis throughout the Shakespearean canon” (5). In the midst of this patriarchy, where do women stand....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Port of Ostia During a Tempest by Leonardo Carlo Coccorante

- As I stood staring at the beautifully detailed oil-on-canvas painting, my mind began racing, conjuring up random stories behind all the people, the place, and the weather in this painting. This painting, titled Port of Ostia During a Tempest by Leonardo Carlo Coccorante, is nothing more than just a story portrayed on a canvas and its words, the oils, are scattered all over it, depicting a story about a populous port going through some horrible weather and the people experiencing it first-hand. The interactions between the people are perfectly portrayed and from each one a different story can be contrived—each sharing the subject of the brutal weather....   [tags: Art Artwork Painting]

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The ideology of The Natural Man Description

- The ideology of the “natural man” has been around for centuries, but what is a “natural man”. The Judeo-Christian bible teaches that the natural enemy is an enemy to God. Why is this. The natural man is all the things that we hate about the human species, but we can’t do anything about it; it’s our nature. Greed, deceit, lust, to name a few, is the characteristics of a natural man. Shakespeare created several of these type of characters in his life of writing. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and The Tempest, Macbeth and Antonio are similar in their intent, however different in how they decide to carry out their plans....   [tags: macbeth, the tempest, natural enemy]

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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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William Shakespeare's The Tempest Act One, Scene One

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Act One, Scene One This scene introduces the play, and is set during on a ship during a ferocious storm. The passengers are the royal party of the King of Naples, and include the King Alonso, his brother Sebastian, the Prince Ferdinand, and the King's counsellors, Gonzalo and Antonio. The storm, which begins the play, isn't real, but has been conjured by Prospero, a magus, to lure the passengers to his island. This storm is also representation of the metaphorical storm which involves the tumultuous emotions of the play's characters as it continues....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- The world contains thousands of stories and when a person experiences these stories something is taken from them and kept locked in the mind. It becomes easier to review and to understand a text after it has been read the first few times, these stories leave their impact by connecting with the reader or viewer through the characters the tale portrays. The audience will become more familiar and begin using the imagination to help the plot grow and expand in their own way. These stories are often carried by their protagonists, the characters the stories will revolve around....   [tags: the tempest, lady macbeth]

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Plays About Revenge

- Vengeance, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is “[t]he act of avenging oneself or another” (Def. 1.A.) and appears as a common motive to many characters throughout plays during Renaissance times. This idea of vengeance and revenge is present in many of Shakespeare’s plays, notably his most famous play Hamlet and also The Tempest. Both plays really have a strong focus on vengeance and getting revenge on someone, but these ideas are quite different today than they were in Shakespeare’s time....   [tags: Hamlet, The Tempest, Shakespeare]

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Quilting Relationships Between Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

- Quilting Relationship between Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest – A Comparative Study Christopher Marlowe is called the father of English romantic tragedy. Meantime, William Shakespeare is the greatest dramatist, whose writings are very powerful and effective. The word quilting means act of making blankets from layers of fabric soft padding. Here blanket refers to Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The two dramatists are not only creating varied characters but also whose characters have some similarities and contrast themselves....   [tags: power, honor, god, devil]

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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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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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Supernatural in Shakespeare’s The Tempest And Marlowe’s The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

- The Supernatural in Shakespeare’s The Tempest And Marlowe’s The Tragical History of D. Faustus The supernatural forces are at once alike and distinct in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and in Marlowe’s The Tragical History of D. Faustus. The supernatural is kind to Prospero and his daughter Miranda in The Tempest, while the devils in Dr Faustus eagerly wait for the day that Faustus would join them in Hell. In both plays, the supernatural provides recurrent waves of sounds and feelings, lending special atmospheric qualities to The Tempest and Dr Faustus....   [tags: Marlowe’s Tragical History of Dr. Faustus]

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A Comparison of the Supernatural in Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer Night's Dream

- Supernatural Phenomena in The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer Night's Dream        The Oxford English Dictionary defines "supernatural" as something "that is out of the ordinary course of nature; beyond, surpassing, or differing from what is natural."  In light of this definition, I shall be discussing the plays The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night's Dream through three successive pairings, drawing distinctions and comparisons between each play and its significant others as relate to some aspect of the supernatural realm....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Every Student Is Unique and Has Its Own Identity

- Every Student is Unique and has its own Identity Every student is unique and has its own identity. I personally believe it is important for teachers to treat each student as an individual, and always remember that no student’s situation is the same. Anne Shirley from the story, “teapot and the tempest” which is written by Lucy Maud Montgomery and Jean Louise, from “Jean Louise’s dilemma” by Harper Lee both the characters education level is higher than rest of the students, which made them stuck in their classroom, however they both ended up in a conflict with their teachers, yet both of them reacted in a different way....   [tags: Teapot and the Tempest, Jean Louise's Dilemma]

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A Comparison of Romantic Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night

- Romantic Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night In all of Shakespeare's plays, there is a definitive style present, a style he perfected. From his very first play (The Comedy of Errors) to his very last (The Tempest), he uses unique symbolism and descriptive poetry to express and explain the actions and events he writes about. Twelfth Night, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream are all tragicomedies that epitomise the best use of the themes and ideology that Shakespeare puts forth....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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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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Miranda, Ferdinand,and Prospero

- The reciprocation of salvation, gifts, and promises or contracts that governs Miranda, Ferdinand, and Prospero’s relationship is contingent. In other words, nothing is given freely. Although salvation is often time portrayed as a gift, I suggest that perhaps there is no such thing as a free gift or pure salvation. Prospero gives Miranda as a gift to Ferdinand. However, the reason was not that the gift is free, but that in return Prospero gains from gift-giving. Still, Prospero cannot give the gift until the promise of chastity is fulfilled....   [tags: the tempest]

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Exploration of Values in Robinson Crusoe, Odyssey, Tempest and Gulliver’s Travels

- Exploration of Values in Robinson Crusoe, The Odyssey, The Tempest and Gulliver’s Travels In the novels and epics of Robinson Crusoe, The Odyssey, The Tempest and Gulliver’s Travels the reader encounters an adventurer who ends up on an island for many years and then returns back home.  These four stories have another point in common: they are all unusually popular.  There is something very appealing to the popular imagination about such narratives. In this essay I will explore the vision of life (or at least some aspects of it) which this novel holds out to us and which is significantly different from the others, no matter how apparently similar the narrative form might be....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Discussing Act 2 Scene 1 of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Discussing Act 2 Scene 1 of The Tempest by William Shakespeare In Act 2 Scene 1 of the play, The Tempest, the character Antonio is trying to persuade Sebastian (the kings brother) to kill the king so that Sebastian can own the crown....   [tags: Papers]

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The Mystery of Cancer

- This writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams dedicates her writing to speak out on behalf of moral issues. Her personal website, coyoteclan.com/bio, explains her qualifications, struggles, and dedication. She has won awards, has been invited to the White House, and testified in front of Congress. In her personal story called “The Clan of One-Breasted Women,” Williams shows her need for justice in this life. Even though there is no direct correlation, the bomb testing in the 1950s could have easily cause certain kinds of cancer from the radiation and Williams tries to prove this....   [tags: Terry Tempest Williams, writer, naturalist]

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Analysis of Terry Tempest Williams' Short Story, The Clan of One-Breasted Women

- Composing a story is not just about writing down ideas and events. The true art of writing is an intricate and timely process. Convincing the reader of your beliefs and opinions goes beyond actual facts and data. In the 1600's a man named Roberto de Nobili recognized this situation and discovered the rhetorical triangle, which is still commonly used today (Faigley 5).. The rhetorical triangle consists of three key structural terms that must be evident in a story to enable the reader to comprehend and trust the writer....   [tags: The Clan of One-Breasted Women]

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Successes and Failures of Patriarchy in Colonialism

- In “The Tempest”, “Translations” and “Things Fall Apart”, the theme of patriarchy is explored in different settings; the colonisation of the Irish in “Translations”, an unnamed island in “The Tempest” and the Igbo tribe in “Things Fall Apart”. Prospero is a familial patriarch, shown through his dominant control of Miranda, such as ‘the very minute bids thee ope thine ear. Obey and be attentive’ . Hugh’s control of Manus is familial, as is Okonkwo’s control of his wives and children. Prospero’s control of Caliban and Hugh’s control of the school is societal....   [tags: divine rights, the tempest, things fallen apart]

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Prospero’s Problem With Perfection

- Prospero’s Problem With Perfection: Why Magic Isn’t Enough Giovanni Pico’s Oration on the Dignity of Man promotes the perfectibility of mankind. In the oration, Pico presents a specific, sequential program for man’s spiritual ascendancy to godly flawlessness. And yet Pico’s program is dealt a literary blow in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest when the protagonist, learned mage Prospero, is unable to complete Pico’s curriculum and quits his magic entirely. The divergent view of man expressed in these two works exists on many levels, but I believe the essential tension is revealed in the role of a single character in The Tempest: the misshapen manservant Caliban....   [tags: Prospero Tempest shakespeare Essays]

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David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly and Aime Cesaire's A Tempest as Examples of Postcolonial Drama

- In the closing lines of M. Butterfly, Gallimard, the hapless French diplomat/accountant turned spy, says, "I have a vision. Of the Orient" (92). At the moment he is speaking of his remaining belief that there are beautiful women, as he thought his "Butterfly" was, but it is indicative of the colonial impulse. Colonization becomes possible because a society can characterize another society in ways that make colonization seem like a positive endeavor. As Said notes, the characterization of other cultures, such as the Orient or Africa, is carried out in the popular realm through works of art, literature and drama....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - Racism

- Racism in The Tempest One manifestation of racism that Cesaire surfaces is the proliferation of negative Black stereotypes. Cesaire uses Prospero to expose the feeble, racist stereotypes many Whites propagate about Blacks. Prospero, presenting a common White opinion, says to Caliban, "It [Caliban's living quarters] wouldn't be such a ghetto if you took the trouble to keep it clean" (13). Such a statement is clearly racist and plays into the stereotypes many Whites have about Blacks (i.e., they are lazy and dirty)....   [tags: free essay writer]

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Complete Summary Of The Tempest

- Act 1 Scene 1 On a ship heading back from his daughters wedding, the king of Naples and his men are swept up in a huge storm. The crew does everything they can, but the ship crashes on an apparently deserted island. Act 1 Scene 2 Stranded on the same deserted island for twelve years, the former duke of Milan tries to explain the situation to his daughter, Miranda. He tells her the story of his brother and the king, who arranged for he and Miranda to be lost at sea, so his brother can have his title....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Brief Biography of Terry Temperst Williams

- Terry Tempest Williams writes a beautiful memoir bringing together the unnatural and natural world. Williams claims that cancer found in her family was caused by the atomic and radiation testing where she lived during the 1950s and 1960s, but she came to realize that once one is diagnosed with cancer, its course occurs naturally, and slowly deteriorates one’s body. Terry Tempest Williams describes how cancer affected everyone in her family by detailing how she and her family struggled through the time when her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer to the time after her death....   [tags: American author, conservationist, activist]

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The Tempests Power

- Lust for Power Any good story starts with an observation: an observation of the silent neighbor, the infamously loud aunt at the family reunion or the mysterious stranger, smiling at nothing. William Shakespeare always wrote of these observations. His characters in each of his plays represent some part of society or desire lying within society. “The Tempest”, Shakespeare’s farewell to playwriting, contrasts the idea of civilization and raw nature pertaining to the desire for power, and the greed that overwhelms a person to get that power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jealousy, Love and Betrayal in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Examine the role of jealousy, love, and/or betrayal in Othello. You may want to pick one character (Iago or Othello perhaps?) and focus on one issue.(O) 15 The role of jealousy, love and betrayal play a major role in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The entire play is based on the human interactions of the characters as related to Othello and Desdemona. The characters’ personalities, their social status, and their relationships to each other control the story line and their fate in the play....   [tags: lago, desdemona, tempest]

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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&#8217;s authority over Caliban is, however, questionable. What gives Prospero the power over Caliban. What are the reasons that Caliban should obey his masters&#8217; orders....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Evolution of Technology and the End of Personal Secrecy and Privacy

- The Evolution of Technology and the End of Personal Secrecy and Privacy Many people have no idea what TEMPEST technology is and yet, this could be the next biggest tool for espionage and spying on people since the microchip telephone bug was invented. TEMPEST technology in America is regulated by the National Communications Security Committee Directive (NCSCD), that has set standards for governmental electronics to protect against TEMPEST technology being used against us but this is not readily available to the American public....   [tags: Papers]

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