Caliban And Prospero Loathe

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The two characters, Caliban and Prospero loathe one another, this is shown by the language they use when they speak to or about each other. An example of this shown in the extract given is Prospero’s line (344-349), when he describes Caliban as both a “lying slave” and “filth”. Caliban can be seen as both a villain and a victim; from line 331 until line 345 he is portrayed as a victim. He describes how he was treated when Prospero and Miranda first came to the Island and how; in return, he showed them the island’s best features. He then says: “Curs’d be I that did so! All the charms Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats light on you! For I am all the subjects that you have, Which first was mine own king, and here you sty me In this hard rock, whiles thou do keep from me…show more content…
In lines 345-350 Prospero responds by saying that, in reality, it is Caliban’s own fault that he lives in these conditions. We learn that he (Caliban) tried to rape Miranda, which is why he is a villain. Not only did he try to rape her, but also he says that he wishes that he had done so, showing no remorse for his actions. Later in the play (page 54/55), when Caliban is telling Stephano, the drunken butler, about his master he describes him as a tyrant, trying to persuade Stephano to kill him and suggesting a number of ways in which he could do it, he also tells Stephano about Prospero’s magic

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