Essays Tagged: "Caliban"

Use of Contrasts in Act I of The Tempest

he play.One good example was how some characters in the first act had their counterparts. Ariel had Caliban, and Gonzalo had Ferdinand. The relationship between Ariel and Caliban could clearly be seen ... 1), and who had quickness, lightness, grace, and total control over his actions. On the other hand, Caliban who represented the body, couldn't control his actions and thus made him the opposite of Ari ...

(3 pages) 82 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Dear Shakespeare

The Tempest. In my opinion I think we need to make a couple of changes. The first is in regards to Caliban and the second has to do with Prospero.As I was reading the section of the play where Caliba ... re Caliban takes Stephano as his master I began to think about how he should be wiser by now. As is Caliban begs a drunken Stephano to be his master. In my opinion Caliban should show development by n ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Tempest

Shakespeare's society through the relationship between characters, especially between Prospero and Caliban. Caliban, who was the previous king of the island, is taught how to be 'civilized' by Prospe ... how to be 'civilized' by Prospero and his daughter Miranda. Then he is forced to be their servant. Caliban explains 'Thou strok'st me and make much of me; wouldst give me Water with berries in 't; an ...

(5 pages) 172 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

William Shakespear - The Tempest - What do you find interesting about Shakespeare's presentation of Caliban in the play? You may confine yourself to two episodes or range more widely if you prefer.

There is an interesting love/hate feeling for Caliban throughout the play. While on one hand he tries to rape Miranda and the audience are therefo ... the play. While on one hand he tries to rape Miranda and the audience are therefore led to despise Caliban, on the other hand the audience are supposed to feel pity for Caliban, as he himself has bee ... ty of the characters within the play.Interestingly the reader never really gets a good idea of what Caliban looks like, the descriptions of him within the play are lacking in detail, and most of those ...

(1 pages) 49 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Speaking through Caliban: The Literary Techniques of Robert Browning....an analysis of the poem Caliban Upon Setebos

In "Caliban Upon Setebos" by Robert Browning, Caliban, an enslaved, gruesome character from William Shak ... e Tempest, is given a chance to speak his mind on religion, power, and human nature. In The Tempest Caliban's character comes off as coarse, brutal, and often drunken. Browning's poem shows a lighter, ... se, brutal, and often drunken. Browning's poem shows a lighter, more eloquent and sensitive side of Caliban, thus offering restitution to Caliban, who may not have gotten a fair deal in his first appe ...

(4 pages) 48 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Master and Servant Relationships

akespeare, there are masters with many servants, such as Prospero has a servants and one of them is Caliban. Caliban is Prospero's slave, frequently referred to as a monster by the other characters. A ... nts is Ariel. Ariel is Prospero's servant until Prospero decides to release him.Prospero's servant, Caliban says that Prospero stole the island from him in Act 1 scene 2. Through this speech, Caliban ...

(1 pages) 16 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Discuss the many roles of Prospero in Shakespeares "The Tempest"

has four major roles that I shall discuss as Duke of Milan, father to Miranda, master to Ariel and Caliban, and as a powerful magician.Prospero was the Duke of Milan as he was usurped by his brother ... ero does care for Miranda and wants to see her happy.Prospero is also a master; His punishments for Caliban are petty and vindictive. After Prospero befriended him and taught him how to speak and thin ...

(3 pages) 76 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare, the tempest

. The stories of colonisation are strongly echoed in the play. For example when Trinculo first sees Caliban he wonders how much money he could make from exhibiting Caliban at an English fair.The Europ ... pean greed was a driving force of so-called 'civilisation'. They did not stop to think and consider Calibans feelings. As a native of the island they saw him as the demoralised, detribalised, sufferin ...

(13 pages) 59 1 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Victorian Literature.

ell as "The Study of Poetry" by Matthew Arnold both depict in defense of poetry. Robert Browning's "Caliban upon Setebos" and Lord Alfred Tennyson's "In Memoriam A.H.H.", both face religious crises an ... s believe that poetry in fact allows one to interpret life, perhaps even heal.In Robert Browning's "Caliban upon Setebos", he clearly portrays religion."Well then, 'supposeth He is good I' the main, / ...

(5 pages) 56 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The Tempest" Analysis.

er ever since. For example, it questions the true nature of man, more specifically the character of Caliban; is he in essence innocent or inevitably fallen and corrupt though redeemable either by educ ... nature / Nurture can never stick..." (Act 4, Scene 1 - l 189-190). This opinion of Prospero's that Caliban is incapable of being educated or trained (nurtured) has quite an aggressive tone, which is ...

(15 pages) 130 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Caliban Inside and Out

hich roberto Fernandez Retamar and George Lamming construct national identity through the figure of Caliban. Use Shakespeare's "The Tempest" if you need to to discuss Caliban.In order to discuss the w ... order to discuss the ways in which Retamar and Lamming haveconstructed a national identity through Caliban it is essential to discuss thecultural background of these writers. Retamar and Lamming are ...

(7 pages) 30 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"The Tempest" by William Shakespeare- caliban

Caliban the deformed savage on the island from his first appearance in the play is more animal than ... he 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 pl ... ban'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 po ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

'The choice of an island setting for 'The Tempest' is crucial to the plays meaning and dramatic effect.' Discuss your view of the play in light of this comment. 'The Tempest' William Shakespeare

dia society.There are many relationships on the island which are very complex, that of Prospero and Caliban and Prospero and Ariel, ruler and rules. The way in which Miranda has been raised and Prospe ... nable Shakespeare to explore the parent and child relationship.The relationship between Miranda and Caliban is extremely obvious in such an apparent Utopia, one of nature versus nurture. This isolatio ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Tempest "Superiority And Equality Themes "

ssessment during Shakespeare's time is most reflected through the relationship between Prospero and Caliban. Caliban, who was the previous ruler of the island, was looked down upon by Prospero because ... ,ii,283-284) This shows how people of different races, were thought and treated as inferior beings. Caliban was taught the language of Prospero and Miranda, and then forced to be their slave. "When th ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.3 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Collector, A Library Report

ese symbols. Not as obvious are the literary and linguistic allusions of the references to Miranda, Caliban and Ferdinand. The derivation of Clegg's name is from "clef"�, which means key.Bagche ... "few"� and "the many"�. Miranda classifies herself of the "few"� and Clegg as Caliban who is apart of "the many"�. Power is the primary force governing the relationship be ...

(4 pages) 1907 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

CALIBAN'S ROLE

Shakespeare's Tempest:"Caliban is the core of the play;…he is the natural man against whom the cultivated man is mea ... core of the play;…he is the natural man against whom the cultivated man is measured" Examine Caliban's role.In true Shakespearian fashion "The Tempest" is full of wonderfully complex and someti ... lly the centre of the play, since all the other characters relate to one another through him, it is Caliban with only a hundred lines that I found my focus of interest lying. Whether Caliban is a mons ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Two characters add mystery in

ospero living on the island for twelve years with his daughter, Miranda, and two servants Ariel and Caliban, has master the art of magic. Living on the deserted island gives Prospero nothing but time ...

(4 pages) 348 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The theme of freedom versus. c

ou Shalt have the air at freedom. For a little Follow, and do me service.Prospero has also enslaved Caliban even though he states that the island is rightfully his by his mother, Sycorax. In Act 1 Cal ... of trying to rape Miranda, so therefore he should be a slave. In the theme freedom versus control, Caliban is an interesting character to examine, because he sees freedom in a different way. In Act 2 ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Master and slave. an analysis

rom whatever enslaves them. A few characters one can see enslaved are Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, and Caliban.Prospero is in bondage to his magic. Since his exile by his brother from his dukedom in Mila ... o set him free.Miranda is in bondage to her innocence. She has known no other men than Prospero and Caliban, and she has never known any women, so she does not know any of the dating conventions. All ...

(2 pages) 365 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Act II, Scene ii, a brief look at the function of act II,ii in Shakespeare's The Tempest

ir role is to present comically some of the more serious issues in the play concerning Prospero and Caliban. In Act I, scene ii, Prospero calls Caliban a “slave”, “thou earth”,  ... n Act II, scene ii and thereafter is “monster.” But while these two make quite clear that Caliban is seen as less than human by the Europeans on the island, they also treat him more humanely ...

(2 pages) 614 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare