Differentiating Men from Monsters: A Look at Shakespeare’s “Tempest”


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Differentiating Men from Monsters: A Look at Shakespeare’s "Tempest"
This paper looks at Shakespeare’s, The Tempest, and explores the complication of differentiating men from monsters. To wit, although the play appears to end with people coming together thanks to a fortuitous marriage, there is much to suggest that damage and danger await; after all, there is no evidence that Alonso and Caliban really mean what they say when they repent – and we certainly recognize that Antonio and Sebastian are hardly crestfallen or remorseful about their wrongdoing. In that sense, the “monsters” of jealousy and subterfuge that caused so much suffering earlier have not necessarily been pushed aside in favour of more humane characteristics such as caring,...
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