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My Reading of "The Tempest"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0748  Tuesday, 29 August 2006

From: 		Joseph Egert <
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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" 
disasters?

Swaray continues:

 >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?

Joe Egert

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