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" You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, For learning me your language ! Pro. "
Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor - Page 23
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Prospero's "true Preservers": Peter Brook, Yukio Ninagawa, and Giorgio ...

Arthur Horowitz - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 227 pages
...education by Prospero was perhaps the best indicator of the power of words and of language. Says Caliban: "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you / For learning me your language!" (1.2, 362-64). In this production's...
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"Greener, more mysterious processes of mind": Natur als Dichtungsprinzip bei ...

Gerd Bayer - English fiction - 2004 - 311 pages
...Sorgfalt nicht profitieren kann; sein neuerworbenes Wissen ist ihm wenig dienlich, wie er selbst anmerkt: "You taught me language, and my profit on't // Is, I know how to curse."68 Caliban ist so gesehen ein Vorläufer der Angry Young Men. Der Caliban und Clegg gemeinsame...
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Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans, and Other Wonderful Creatures

Erica Fudge - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 246 pages
...Miranda, is to teach him how to speak. In Caliban's case, speech allows him to attack his benefactor: "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is I know how to curse." Prospero represents the failure of his project as the impossibility of inculcating superior...
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Pat Barker

John Brannigan - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 187 pages
...Caliban, born of the recognition of herself as the creation of the man's violent, sadistic desires. 'You taught me language; and my profit on't is, I know how to curse', speaks Caliban in The Tempest (1.11.363-4). It is a lesson 22 Pat Barker exemplified in Kelly's...
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The Indian Chief as Tragic Hero: Native Resistance and the Literatures of ...

Gordon M. Sayre - History - 2006 - 368 pages
...Therefore wast thou Deservedly confined into this rock, who hadst Deserved more than a prison. Caliban: You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language! (The Tempest act 1, scene 2, lines 351-64)...
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Missions and Empire

Norman Etherington - History - 2005 - 352 pages
...emergence of new identities among colonized peoples. Shakespeare's Caliban complained to Prospero that 'You taught me language; and my profit on't is, I know how to curse'. Missionaries could hardly have anticipated all the ways that their translations would be employed,...
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Postcolonialisms: An Anthology of Cultural Theory and Criticism

Gaurav Gajanan Desai, Gaurav Desai, Supriya Nair - History - 2005 - 656 pages
...revolts, for they are the people most likely to develop a real hatred of Europeans. Caliban's dictum: You taught me language; and my profit on't Is. I know how to curse. . . , though it over-simplifies the situation, is true in essence. It is not that Caliban has...
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Shakespeare Reproduced: The Text in History and Ideology

Jean E. Howard, Marion F. O'Connor - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 292 pages
...predicated on their actual marginality in Shakespeare's text where departures from the colonialist rule - "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse" (I. ii. 365-6) - always lead back to the same colonialist destination: "I'll be wise hereafter."...
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Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews

Nathaniel Mackey - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 382 pages
...anagrammatic invention, Caliban. Her "curses" thus recall Caliban's lines in The Tempest, spoken to Prospero: "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse." Brathwaite notes in X/Selfthat "Caliban has become an anti-colonial/ Third World symbol of...
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Critical Perspectives on Pat Barker

Sharon Monteith, Margaretta Jolly, Nahem Yousaf, Ronald Paul - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 314 pages
...Caliban, born of the recognition of herself as the creation of the man's violent, sadistic desires. "You taught me language; and my profit on't is, I know how to curse," speaks Caliban in The Tempest (1.2.353— 67). This lesson is exemplified in Kelly's enraged...
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