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A Deeper Understanding of the Cast When making a decision to view a movie read a book or indulge in a scholars critique and perception of a work of art what is it that drives one to make that verdict The decision could be one based off a recommendation however most explore these activities in order to let their imagination flare and explore a brave new world In William Shakespeares play called The Tempest so many elements are left to the imagination It is the job of the reader to take Shakespeares description of the setting and the characters and completely bring them to life in ones mind Now when one wants to look at something in depth the individual will turn to secondary sources about the subject These allow the audience to read between the lines and observe details and interesting facts not apparent at first sight This paper is about how two essays by scholars of Shakespeare Dabydeen and Coursen changed or altered my perception of Caliban and Prospero in The Tempest The first essay that I will be referencing to the play is one by David Dabydeen It is entitled Hogarth and the Canecutter This essay explores how William Hogarths painting a Scene from the Tempest gives the reader a better understanding and image of Caliban a very important character in The Tempest The second essay that is referenced to The Tempest is one by HR Coursen entitled Prospero This essay explores the positive soft side of Prospero It also sheds light on other connections related to Prosperos magic that may not be prevalent to the reader Before I read any scholars work on or about Caliban it was very hard for me to picture him in my head It is very apparent that Prospero abuses this creature and uses him as a slave Prospero screams Thou poisonous slave got by the devil himself upon thy wicked dam come forth
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