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    Shakespeare’s The Tempest provides dialogue that portrays the social expectations and stereotypes imposed upon women in Elizabethan times. Even though the play has only one primary female character, Miranda, the play also includes another women; Sycorax, although she does not play as large a roll. During many scenes, the play illustrates the characteristics that represent the ideal woman within Elizabethan society. These characteristics support the fact that men considered women as a mere object

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    The Tempest, by Shakespeare, offers the reader a variety of themes. The one theme that stands out the most is that of colonialism. During the time of Shakespeare, many European countries such as Spain, France, and England, were expanding their borders by taking over less developed countries, referred to as colonies. During this time of exploitation, there was skepticism concerning the possible success of the colonies. While some scholars believe that the play is about the Americas, I argue that the

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    Shakespeare's Use of Language, Imagery and Setting to Illuminate Prospero's Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation The Tempest opens on 'a ship at sea' caught in 'a tempestuous storm'. This setting would immediately suggest to the Elizabethan audience, the presence of danger and evil, as they would be familiar with other Shakespearian plays where storms have been used in this way, for example, Macbeth and King Lear. The desperate language of the characters in the opening scene would further

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    Prospero and Caliban’s relationship with one another relates to the relationship of a European to a Native American or African Slave. For example, Caliban was the son of an evil witch named Sycorax who was the original inhabitant of the island. But, when Prospero and Miranda arrive at the island Sycorax was already dead and Caliban had no ruler so Prospero enslaved him. This led to a constant battle for power and freedom between Prospero and Caliban because

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    The Tempest Analysis

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    Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan who was robbed from his title and his daughter Miranda have been stranded for 12 years on an island. Ariel, a spirit whom Prospero rescued from being trapped in a tree by the witch Sycorax, unwillingly serves Prospero, who is a sorcerer. Sycorax died before Prospero arrived on the island. Sycorax’s son Caliban, who can be seen as the indigenous character towards the island, is a deformed monster like figure being half man and half beast. Caliban taught Prospero

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    Intro: The Tempest, a famous play written by William Shakespeare shows the restricting powers of a dominant culture. The play is filled with drama between two characters Prospero, a leader of the island and Caliban, his slave. It wasn’t until the late 1960’s a postcolonial revision of Shakespeare’s play was made by Aime Cesaire named A Tempest. Both versions of of the play approached the New World culture and the power to rule over someone. Rob Nixon author of Caribbean and African Appropriations

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    Confinement and it’s Effect on Character’s Freedom in The Tempest Judith Joshi, Anthony Ejike, Ramanesan Arunan, Isaiah Khokhar Characters are confined throughout the Shakespearean play The Tempest as a result of physical barriers and internal emotions and this will be proven through this presentation. (1.1.56-8) Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground: long heath, brown furze, anything. The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death. The characters

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    Caliban in The Tempest

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    it reflects the poor treatment of servants (or slaves) in Shakespeare’s time. From act one scene two we learn about Caliban’s history and how he came to be on the island and in service to Prospero. We know this from, ‘This island is mine, by Sycorax my mother . . . the rest o’ th’ island’. From Miranda saying, ‘‘Tis a villain, sir, that I do not love to look upon,’ we assume that Caliban must be truly bad if someone as sympathetic and loving as Miranda thinks so badly of him. We also know

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    The Character of Caliban in The Tempest

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    '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. This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, Which thou tak'st from me. When thou cam'st first, Thou

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    common is the fact that they are both oppressed by Prospero who has deemed himself king of the island and seek freedom. Caliban whom we are told is “not honour’d with a human shape,” (1.2.419) is the son of Sycorax who inhabited the island Prospero was banished to. After the death of his mother, Sycorax, Caliban falls under the rule of Prospero and becomes one his servants. Caliban is very different from Ariel in the fact that while Ariel is pleased to serve under Prospero’s rule, Caliban is not. In fact

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