Criticial Interpretation of The Tempest

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Jessica Slights
See Miranda as "a prototype...who is chaste, silent and obeidant". The Tempest is sexist.
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Mile Brett
"Miranda's apparent freedom is entirely illusory"
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Jans Frans Van Dijkhuizen
Prospero's power is demonstrated by the Masque scene which shows his "ability to defy the laws of time and nature"
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James Russell Lowell
The Tempest is "an example of how a great poet should write allegory"
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Davis Lindely
"Proserpo and Caliban's relationship deteriorates into one of rebellion"
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Describes Prospero as "the very Shakespeare himself"
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Walton Beacham
Ariel's "only request is to be free"
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Barry Beck
see's the play as "a tale of political power and social responsibilty"
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Samuel Taylor Colebridge (Caliban)
"Caliban is in some respects a noble being"
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Bernard Knox
The Tempest is "a utopia which Shakespeare created for himself..."
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Brian Vickers
The play "is now unfortunately reduced to an allegory about colonialism"
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Neville Coghill
"It resembles the story of Adam and Eve, type-story of our troubles"
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Pluto (if stories don't teach moral lessons they are damaging to the audience)
"...what artists do...is hold the mirror up to nature"
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Aristotle
Elements like "plot, character, thought, diction, song, and spectacle" influenced the audience's catharsis (emotions)
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