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John Dryden, 1679
"Whether or no his (Caliban's) generation can be defended, I leave to philosophy..."
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1811
"The highest and the lowest characters are brought together, and with what excellence!"
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1811
"Caliban is in some respects a noble being: the poet has raised him far above contempt..."
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James Russell Lovell, 1870
"...it in in the soul of man, that still vexed island hung between upper and the nether world, and liable to incursions from both".
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James Russell Lovell, 1870
"The whole play, indeedm is a succession of illusions..."
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Sidney Lanier, 1880
"...in The Tempest perio, man is master of the universe. And - what is here essential - this masterhood of Nature is accompanied by a supreme moral goodness to fellow-man".
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Richard G Moulton, 1888
"... the gift of civilisation is turned into curse..."
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Henry James, 1907
"... nothing, surely, of equal length and variety lives so happily and radiantly as a whole.."
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Arthur Quiller-Couch, 1918
"... it is the majesty of art: we feel that we are greater than we know".
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Alfred Harbage, 1947
"The pure and impractical is brought into juxtaposition with the practical and impure".
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Northrop Frye, 1948
"We spend our lives partly in a waking world we call normal and partly in a dream world which we create out of our desires".
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Nevill Coghill, 1949
..."it resembles the story of Adam and Eve, type-story of our troubles".
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Bernard Knox, 1954
"...the development of the action and its final solution are all conjugations of the basic paradigms of classical comedy".
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George Lamming, 1960
"(Prospero is) an imperialist by circumstance, a sadist by disease; and above all, an old man in whom envy and revenge are equally matched".
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Brian Vickers, 1993
"The Tempest (is) now unfortunately reduced to allegory about colonialism".
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Brian Vickers, 1993
"Caliban... is another challenge to the humanists' naive belief that the gift of specch is inherently civilising..."
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Jonathan Goldberg, 2001
"Prospero has given Caliban language; and with it an unstated ".
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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
"Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism".
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