B - The Tempest: Power and authority

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Who is the main form of power in the play?
Prospero
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What kinds of power does he weild?
magical/ gender/ parental/ western
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Explain the relationship between Prospero and Ariel/Caliban
Post-Colonial power over them both
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Does Miranda command any power in the play? Explain
Yes, she is the only woman int he play so has a slight gender advantage despite lower stance of women - she is a strong female
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Does Caliban command any power? explain
Yes, he is the native and so commands power of knowledge over the island when Prospero first arrives, he loses this power but still has some claim over the island
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Does Ariel have any power? Explain
Yes, Ariel is ultimately in control of the spiritis of the island, he is able to create tempests and manipulate the other characters, but is subservient to Prospero
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Explain the power of role reversal
The king/prince/lords are made powerless by their vulnerability once they have crashed on the island, they are powerless without their subjects
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What ar the types of power demonstrated in The Tempest?
Gender/ Knowledge/ Political/ Colonial/ Religious/ Native
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What kinds of power does he weild?

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magical/ gender/ parental/ western

Card 3

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Explain the relationship between Prospero and Ariel/Caliban

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Card 4

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Does Miranda command any power in the play? Explain

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Card 5

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Does Caliban command any power? explain

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