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The Renaissance

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rule (Machiavelli?) he prizes his books (magic) over his dukedom If you do not do what you're supposed to do ? bad things happen Caliban (mind) = opposite of Arial (body) There had to be balance between the two - Aristotle: the body (Cal.) cannot exist without the mind (Arial) - both Caliban and Arial are slaves to Prospero (controlled by him) so they are Prospero The play was written around 1600 when the new world was being colonized so ? one theory is that Claiban represents the native American Indians and Shakspear is commenting (or telling) Europeans how to react to them Claiban cannot handle liquor, just like the Indians Caliban might represent the idea of the noble savage [not civilized, but caring for their fellow man] Aristotole says that the mind cannot exist without the body so cal and arial (people like) canno t exist in the real world ----- the island [utopia] is where they can exist Prospero represents everyone [mind body / good evil] Aristotle ? nothing in excess ? there had to be a balance between mind and body ? (you cannot ignore one like Prospero tried to do) Miranda and Ferdinand are innocent ? all they have to do in the play [their jobs] are to fall in love On page 33 he says that Thomas More is B...
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More coined the word "utopia", a name he gave to an ideal, imaginary island nation whose political system he described in a book published in 1516. (Common wealth) Shakespeare is saying that utopia is impossible Sabastian and Antonio are plotting while the king and ? are asleap - it is really they who are dreaming [about power] Shakespeare has some objections to some renaissance ideas ? More and Machiavelli Prospero is not acting how he should ? cal is the first to recognize this (p...
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