'The Tempest' Critics

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De Grazia
"Both sorceress and magician are driven by the same passion- anger"
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Knight
Prospero is described as "being all mind"
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Mirandola
"Magic has two forms...the power of demons..and the highest realisation of natural philosophy"
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Daniel
"Prospero's art is to achieve supremacy over the natural world by holy magic"
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Berry
"Caliban is the other and Prospero has power over him through language"
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Dryden
Caliban is "as monstrous as he is the product of unnatural lust"
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Benson
Caliban was "half monkey, half coconut" in this production
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Greenblatt
"Language is the perfect instrument of empire", Caliban is seen as being "the medieval figure of the Wild Man", "a single faith, a single text, a single reality"
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Wilson
"Prospero as a manipulator, but also an unresolved struggling human being"
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Dixon-Hunt
"Every man would be a commander...but every man denied to be commanded"
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Northrop
"[Antonio and Sebastian] are the real dreamers, sunk in the hallucination of greed"
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Jacobs
Claribel's story "undermines Prospero's authority and stage management", "Clarible is a commodity or prize"
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Simpson
"Both fathers have virtuous children who will redeem them...through marriage"
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Clark
"Ultimate evil is the betrayal of the bonds of nature...in the form of kinship"
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McFarland
"The Machiavellians see nothing of reality...and Gonzalo is a speaker of a certain truth"
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Sparknotes
"Gonzalo would do away with the master-servant motif that lies at the heart of 'The Tempest'
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Coleridge
Caliban as a "noble being"
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Miller
Caliban is "demoralised, detribalised and dispossessed"
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Kermode
"tow opposing versions of the natural that which man corrupts...and that which id defective", "Ferdinand has the advantage of experience", "Miranda is inexperienced but not naive"
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Kermode
"The show [banquet and harpy] is a call to repetance" "it drives him [Alonso] crazy with guilt"
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Nuttal
"Caliban is not innocent", "the forgiveness of Antonio is contrived to kill any smile starting in the audience"
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Skura
"Caliban's childish innocence first attracted Prospero...now childish lawlessness enrages him"
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Doran
"The action of the play is Prospero's discovery of an ethic of forgiveness"
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Orgel
"Repetence in 'The Tempest' is a largely unachieved goal"
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Knight

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Prospero is described as "being all mind"

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Mirandola

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Daniel

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Berry

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