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Qs: OED; Caliban
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0495.  Thursday, 24 April 1997.

[1]     From:   Hugh Davis <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 Apr 1997 11:32:52 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Off-topic:  OED

[2]     From:   Kathleen Breen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 Apr 1997 21:38:34 +0000
        Subj:   [Q: Caliban]


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From:           Hugh Davis <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Apr 1997 11:32:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Off-topic:  OED

I know this is off-topic, but does anyone on this list know if the OED
has ever been put on a CD-ROM?  It seems like a natural (if that term
can be applied) step for the project to take-a cd set could hold the
information of many volumes.  It also might be a more affordable
edition.

Just curious,
Hugh Davis

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From:           Kathleen Breen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Apr 1997 21:38:34 +0000
Subject:        [Q: Caliban]

Having read conflicting criticisms on <The Tempest>, some students in my
Shakespeare class have raised questions about the character of Caliban.
Some critics examine the character from a Primitivist point of view,
saying that Caliban represents innocence, a version of the noble savage
untarnished by civilization. Others take a more medieval Christian view,
saying that Caliban is untouched by grace. As a "monster," i.e. a
creature of mixed species, he is not fully human and does not even have
a soul. I'm familiar with the idea that both Caliban and Ariel reflect
dimensions of Prospero's personality (This thing of darkness I
acknowledge mine.")  I'd be interested in hearing other current ideas on
Caliban.  Is he viewed as essentially good?  essentially evil? neither?

Thanks,
Kathleen Breen
 

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