Importance Of Caliban In Shakespeare's The Tempest

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Caliban in The Tempest : Some Observations Reading the works of Shakespeare is learning about life in its manifold dimensions. Shakespeare, the great English playwright deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures. His reputation to greatness among his contemporaries or the succeeding generations of writers rests on his dramatic work which deals with themes of universal importance. Though he drew on the extant sources for his plays, which were meant for performance not for print, he has had his mark imprinted on it. The plays, thirty-eight in all, address virtually every aspect of human experience. As a result, although he wrote in a particular historical era, Shakespeare 's works appeal to people of all ages and times. In fact, many of his works have been adapted to our own time and they appear to be relevant to the present social and political situations. His probing into the human psychology is an important factor that adds to his creative genius. As such, we enjoy the spectacle of human drama enacted on the stage and become one with the characters that begin to reveal one or other facet of our own experience. Here my paper attempts to examine the relationship between characters of Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest, from the modern point of view and focus on how the powerful bulldoze their way into the alien territories and establish their domination through sheer intellect and

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