My Reading of "The Tempest"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0748 Tuesday, 29 August 2006
From: Joseph Egert <
Date: Monday, 28 Aug 2006 19:12:08 +0000
Subject: 17.0742 My Reading of "The Tempest"
Comment: RE: SHK 17.0742 My Reading of "The Tempest"
Nabie Swaray writes:
>Witness the natural disasters that are present in our
>daily lives: The Tragedy of Kathrina, the September 11 catastrophe,
>the genocide of the Jews, and very recently that in Rwanda, and the
>outrageous civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
But other than Kathrina, would Shakespeare consider these "natural"
>One has to examine the very
>outrageous and frivolous nature of the ancient and modern Africans.
>The tragic flaws of Caliban greatly remind me of the lofty and
>tragic flaws of the African race. The second critique is the failure
>of Caliban to learn a rational and moral code that would have
>prepared him on how to manage his Island...<
But, my dear Swaray, isn't Caliban what Prospero wants to be?
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