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" gainst my fury Do I take part : the rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance : they being penitent, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare - Page 71
by William Shakespeare - 1822
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Shakespeare and the Hunt: A Cultural and Social Study

Edward Berry, Ralph Berry - Drama - 2001 - 253 pages
...which Prospero turns from vengeance to forgiveness: Though with their high wrongs I am strook to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (5.1.25-28) Montaigne's passage, which contains many verbal echoes, ranks virtue as "much more noble"...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 39

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick. Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...senses I'll restore. And they shall be themselves. (5.1.21-32) Even more telling than the renunciation of his anger, is the renunciation of his art, the...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do I take part. The rarer action is 35 In virtue than in vengeance. They being penitent,...senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves. 40 ARIEL I'll fetch them, sir. He exits. ^Prospero draws a large circle on the stage with his staff."^...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...(4.1.264-5). Yet, at the start of Act 5, in conversation with the spirit Ariel, Prospero declares, 'The rarer action is in virtue, than in vengeance....drift of my purpose doth extend / Not a frown further' (5.1.27-9). He moves the story from tragedy to comedy, from a story of death to a story of marriage,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 30

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 232 pages
...Tempest, includes much that is self-descriptive ('Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, / Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury...The rarer action is / In virtue than in vengeance . . .' ([v, i, 25—8]). In any case there seems to me little question that it was in the Henry IV...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...Outrun the pauser, reason. Macbeth — Macbeth II. Hi Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...part: the rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. Prospero — Tempest Vi Let your reason with your choler question What 'tis you go about: to climb...
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...understandable) bitterness and anger — and succeeding: Though with their high wrongs I am strook to th' quick, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (5.1.25-28) But there is no indication that he is struggling to overcome incestuous desire for his...
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 134 pages
...them, they begin to repent. Prospero immediately calls off the tempest. It has done its work, . . . The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. They...a frown further. Go release them, Ariel. My charms 111 break, their senses 111 restore, And they shall be themselves. (Tempest V 1 27-32) 'And they shall...
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The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest

Edward Mendelson, Wystan Hugh Auden - Poetry - 2003 - 106 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (5.L18-28) This speech may not be one to which Auden especially attended in "The Sea and the Mirror,"...
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Das Buch der Bücher: seine Wirkungsgeschichte in der Literatur

Tom Kleffmann - Bible and literature - 2004 - 175 pages
...unverkennbar christlicher bzw. biblischer Zug (V,l): 96 Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury...senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves. Obschon ihr Frevel tief ins Herz mir drang, Doch nehm ich gegen meine Wut Partei Mit meinem edlern...
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