Caliban In Shakespeare's The Tempest

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Caliban in The Tempest : Some Observations DR.E.SATYANARAYANA Assistant Professor of English GDC, Narsampet, Warangal, Telangana Reading the works of Shakespeare is learning about life in its manifold dimensions. Shakespeare, the great English playwright deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures. His reputation to greatness among his contemporaries or the succeeding generations of writers rests on his dramatic work which deals with themes of universal importance. Though he drew on the extant sources for his plays, which were meant for performance not for print, he has had his mark imprinted on it. The plays, thirty-eight in all, address virtually every aspect of human experience. As a result, although he wrote in a particular historical era, Shakespeare's works appeal to people of all ages and times. In fact, many of his works have been adapted to our own time and they appear to be relevant to the present social and political situations. His probing into the human psychology is an important factor that adds to his creative genius. As …show more content…

Written around 1610, The Tempest1 which consists of the elements of both tragedy and comedy is generally considered Shakespeare's final play as well as the last of his romance plays. It is also categorized as a ‘problem play’ along with Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Two Noble Kinsmen. All these plays were written between 1604 and 1614, just prior to his retirement, when Shakespeare was composing plays that combined romance with some of the darker aspects of

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