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When looking at Shakespeares The Tempest one can find an underlying themesof civilization verses barbarism The characters that are created represent symbols ofnature and their actions build their symbolism Through the actions we get a view ofShakespeares ideas on civilization and the uncivilized as well of letting the reader formProspero the former Duke of Milan after being removed by his brother arrives onan island He frees a spirit named Ariel from a spell and in turn makes the spirit his slave He also enslaves a native monster named Caliban These two slaves Caliban and Arielrepresent the theme of nature verses nature Caliban is considered the illustration of theDuring the first meeting Caliban comes across as very savage and immoral Prospero when approaching Calibans lair says disdainfully he neverYields us kindanswer meaning Caliban never responds with respect Once Prospero reaches the cavehe calls out and Caliban harshly retorts Theres wood enough within This short replyreveals the bitterness he feels from leading his life as a slave This attitude makes Calibanappear to be an valueless servant There is also an extreme anger on the part of Calibantowards Prospero When he is requested to come forward Caliban answers As wickeddew eer my mother brushedWith ravens feather from unwholesome fenDrop on youbothAnd blister you all oer Although his actions may be justified they are stillPrevious to Prosperos arrival on the island Caliban was his own ruler Hismother Sycorax left the island to him Regardless Prospero took charge of the islandand imprisoned Caliban Thou strokst meI loved thee is a portion of a quote thatportrays the relationship Caliban felt towards Prospero prior to be enslaved Prosperowas his teacher he taught Caliban to speak and in return Caliban showed him the islandThe fresh springs brine pits barren place and fertile Rightfully so Caliban regretshelping Prospero near the end of his speech he says Cursed be I that did so Calibansimprisonment his why he feels this way However the attempted rape of
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