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Caliban's Island
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1462  Monday, 5 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Larry Weiss <
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	Date: 	Saturday, 03 Sep 2005 13:41:21 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1453 Caliban's Island

[2] 	From: 	Ruth Ross <
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	Date: 	Saturday, 3 Sep 2005 17:27:56 -0400
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1453 Caliban's Island


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From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Saturday, 03 Sep 2005 13:41:21 -0400
Subject: 16.1453 Caliban's Island
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1453 Caliban's Island

 >Prospero is an allegoric representation of God.

It appears, then, that Shakespeare anticipated Nietzsche.  Prospero's 
retirement, in which every third thought is his grave; his broken staff 
and drowned books represent the death of God.

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From: 		Ruth Ross <
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Date: 		Saturday, 3 Sep 2005 17:27:56 -0400
Subject: 16.1453 Caliban's Island
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1453 Caliban's Island

As I recall, the first expedition to what became Jamestown was 
shipwrecked on Bermuda around the time The Tempest was written; those 
who survived were retrieved and returned to England with tales of their 
wreck. Mightn't that be the source of WS's reference to the Bermoothes?

Ruth Ross

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