How does he use imagery to create a mood of tension, suspense, fear, and despair?
Analyze the use of comedy in Hamlet, paying particular attention to the gravediggers, Osric, and Polonius.
In The Tempest, Shakespeare erases the line between monster and man.
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Are they there for comic relief, or do they serve a more serious purpose?
Why does the news of their deaths come only after the deaths of the royal family in Act V, as if this news were not anticlimactic?
Instead of showing gratitude to his new friends for their efforts to teach him English, Caliban attempts to rape Miranda, to “people the island with Calibans.” Although he could have tried to mitigate the harsh punishment he received by showing remorse for the attempted rape, Caliban continues to insist he did nothing wrong and to curse his human captors.
He conspires with a drunkard to overthrow Prospero and persists in believing that Miranda is a pawn who will gladly bear children for anyone who asks.
At first, Caliban resembles a freak, whose greed, lust, and laziness contrast with the noble attributes of the humans around him.
But as the story progresses, Caliban seems less a monster and more a kindred spirit to Antonio, Duke of Milan.