4 Answered Questions for the topic The Tempest

10/03/19

Which of these sources is right about "The Tempest"?

This is part of a quote by Ferdinand in the beginning of scene 1 of act 3 of "The Tempest":>But these sweet thoughts do even refresh my labours, Most busy, least when I do it.According to... more

06/20/19

Is Caliban of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" based on a real life character?

In the book **‘Over the Edge of the World’** the author Laurence Bergreen has described Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey... more

Origin of symbolic interpretation of Prospero's breaking of his staff?

At the end of *The Tempest*, which is generally believed to be the last plays that Shakesepare wrote alone, Prospero breaks his staff and drowns his book. This has often been read as Shakespeare... more

In Margeret Atwood's "Hag-Seed," where is Caliban?

Margeret Atwood's _Hag-Seed_ is a metafictional retelling of Shakespeare's _The Tempest_. Many elements of _The Tempest_ are clearly recognizable (e.g. Felix is very obviously Prospero), while... more

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