The Tempest Context

Era witten
Jacobean- 1611
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Shakespeare and his writing after publishing The Tempest
Last full play written alone
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Fate
Shakespeare believed in predestination
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Miranda on Stage
Wears white to represent purity
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Caliban on stage
Crouches low to represent how he is figuratively below them in status
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Chain of Being
Beasts were below humans
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Colonisation
English attempt to colonise land around the globe at this time
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Essay: "Of The Cannibals"
Caliban is an anagram of cannibal
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Women
Women were meant to be submissive to men; arranged marriages took place for alliances and women were seen as inferior
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Magic
Many people believed in the supernatural. Dr John Dee was a scientist who was considered a "magus": Prospero may have been based off him
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Education
Education was a sign of wealth and power.
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Prospero on stage
Can be portrayed as a forgiving or a tyrannical character
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Prospero and Shakespeare
Prospero is said to represent Shakespeare; him giving up his magic mirrors Shakespeare giving up his writing
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Shakespeare and his writing after publishing The Tempest

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Last full play written alone

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Fate

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Miranda on Stage

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Front

Caliban on stage

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