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Ethans English research assignment

  1. 1. English research assignmentCharacter researched: CaIiban Play: The Tempest ETHAN PHILLIPS
  2. 2. WHO IS CALIBAN?Caliban is one of thelead antagonists inthe play, The TempestThis play is aromance, influencedby a tragicomedy (A
  3. 3. Plot synopsisAlonso, the king of Naples, is returning from hisdaughter’s wedding in tunis. he is accompanied byhis son, Ferdinand, his brother, Sebastain, andAntonio, the Duke of Milan. An old Milanesecourtier, Gonzalo, is also on board. The ship iswrecked in a storm and all the passengers andcrew are thrown into the furious sea.Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, and his fifteenyear-old daughter, Miranda, are watching theshipwreck from an island. He tells her, forthe first time, how they came to be on the island.Twelve years before, when he had been Duke ofMilan, his brother Antonio, had usurped him, butwith gonzalo’s help he had escaped in a small boatwith his baby daughter, Miranda, and his library ofbooks about magic. They had ended up on the islandand Prospero had turned the only inhabitant,Caliban, a deformed and savage creature, into his
  4. 4. WHEN AND WHERE??– The play seems to be set on a Caribbean on a Mediterranean island and was set around the year of 1609
  5. 5. Genre• The tempest is a whole mash up of different Genres, this play is a “tragicomedy” mixed in with a bit of romance
  6. 6. Conflict• Man to man (Prospero & Caliban) when prospero banishes caliban• Man to supernatural, with prospero using him magic to control people
  7. 7. Main Conflict• Major Conflict - Man vs. Society - Prospero, the duke of Milan and a powerful magician, was banished from Italy and cast to sea by his usurping brother, Antonio, and Alonso, the king of Naples. As the play begins, Antonio and Alonso come under prospero’s magic power as they sail past his island. Prospero seeks to use his magic to
  8. 8. Structure Beginning• Exposition-From the real world the action passes into the realm of enchantment. in talk with Miranda, Prospero unfolds his past history and the past history of the island. This part of the scene has the effect of a classical prologue. Ariel and Caliban are introduced, and the Exposition closes with the entrance of Ferdinand as Ariel
  9. 9. Structure Middle• Conflict- The conflict arises when Prosperos magically conjured tempest at sea brings the ship of his betraying brother Antonio, the illegitimate Duke of Milan, to the shores of his Island where he and his daughter Miranda live in quiet exile after Antonio wrenched his throne from while he had his back turned studying the Classics. That is to say, the shipwreck brought nothing but trouble and the conflict is between
  10. 10. Structure End• Resolution- Prospero recognizes the marriage contract between Ferdinand and Miranda, and a Masque is "presented" to celebrate the betrothal. After Prospero utters the farewell to his actors, Ariel enters with news of the collapse of the Caliban plot, Prospero has now all his enemies in his power, and when Ariel "discases"
  11. 11. Caliban; Beginning of play• Calibans relationships: Caliban is a slave to Prospero, after they start off in a good friendship but after Caliban tried to rape miranda in order to "people” the island• Motives driving Caliban are that he wants to be treated equally and he wants to populate the island
  12. 12. How does Caliban change?;)• Caliban changes throughout the play by having a decent friendship with prospero after he saves him on the island and prospero teaches him to speak, but later on in the play Caliban ruins this friendship and becomes prosperos slave because he tried raping Miranda in order to “people” the island
  13. 13. Bibliography• http://www.shakespeare- online.com/plays/thetempest/tempes thudsonaction.html• http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespe are/tempest/• http://www.enotes.com/tempest/discu ss/explain-conflict-tempest-65343• Six shakespear stories – Leon

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