English 366C, Section F01
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: Notes (2)
The young lovers
"Changing eyes" at first sight (1.2.445) [videos]
How interesting are they?
Caliban and Ariel
Are they "characters" at all?
Caliban and the "
Peopling the isle with Calibans (1.2.350 ff)
Language (1.2.366) [video]
His appreciation of beauty (music) (3.1.137 ff)
"A born devil, on whose nature/ Nurture can never stick" (4.1.188-189)?
Does he learn in the end? (See 5.1.298-9)
Is he a colonial subject? See
Frobisher's account of his voyage
His moment of near-human feeling (5.1.17-20) [video]
How much control does he really have?
Over Miranda and Ferdinand
Over the other humans (Sebastian and Antonio?)
The battle both Caliban and Ariel have for freedom
The renunciation of his art (4.1.33-160)
Forgiveness and redemption?
"Whom to call 'brother' / Would even infect my mouth..." (5.1.130-1)
The young lovers and the brave new (?) world (5.1.173 ff) [video]
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