The Tempest Critical Approaches

Richard G Moulton (curse)
"The gift of civilisation is turned into a curse"
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Samuel Taylor Coledridge (noble)
"Caliban is in some respects a noble being... the poet has raised him far above contempt"
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Bernard Knox (utopia)
"The Tempest [is] a utopia which Shakespeare created for himself..."
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Northrop Frye (dream world)
"We spend our lives partly in a waking world we call normal and partly in a dream world which we create out of our own desires"
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James Russell Lovell (illusions)
"The whole play, indeed, is a succession of illusions"
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George Lamming (sadist)
"[Prospero] 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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Jonathan Goldberg (consequences)
"Prospero has given Caliban language, and with it an unstated history of consequences, an unknown history of future intentions"
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Brian Vickers (allegory)
"[The Tempest] is now unfortunately reduced to an allegory about colonialism"
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George Lamming (convert)
"Caliban is his [Prospero's] convert, colonised by language and excluded by language"
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John Dryden (philosophy)
"Whether or no his [Caliban's] generation can be defended, I leave to philosophy"
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Nevill Coghill (adam and eve)
"It resembles the story of Adam and Eve, type-story of our troubles"
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Samuel Taylor Coledridge (noble)

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"The whole play, indeed, is a succession of illusions"

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