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" would it had been done ! Thou didst prevent me ; I had peopled else This isle with Calibans. Pro. Abhorred slave ; Which any print of goodness will not take, Being capable of all ill ! I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare - Page 27
by William Shakespeare - 1822
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Postnationalism Prefigured: Caribbean Borderlands

Charles V. Carnegie - History - 2002 - 241 pages
...culture), with absence goes a corollary — namely, Miranda's and Prospero's civilizing contribution: When thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning,...endow'd thy purposes With words that made them known. (Shakespeare, The Tempest 1.2.357-60) Edward Long expressed similar sentiments but rooted them geographically...
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Key Debates in Education

Ian Davies, Ian Gregory, Nicholas McGuinn - Education - 2002 - 200 pages
...dismisses him as stupid. This is why her attacks upon Caliban focus upon his inability to speak: . . . when thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning,...endow'd thy purposes With words that made them known. If Miranda were not completely blinded by her obsession with the importance of language, she would...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...take, Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each 425 hour One thing or other. When thou didst not, savage,...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known. But thy vile 430 race, Though thou didst learn,...
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Searching Shakespeare: Studies in Culture and Authority

Derek Cohen - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 195 pages
...of the Europeans on his island. And yet, to Miranda, the noise that Caliban made was not language: I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known. (1, 2, 355-60) Any perception of the social arrogance...
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Cuban Cinema

Michael Chanan - Performing Arts - 2004 - 538 pages
...conquered and brutally exploited. The attitude of the colonizer is roundly represented in Prospero: I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught...endow'd thy purposes With words that made them known. And the attitude of the rebellious slave in Caliban's reply: You taught me language; and my profit...
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Tempest in the Caribbean

Jonathan Goldberg - Caribbean Area - 2004 - 192 pages
...with Calibans (1.2.348-50), prompts Miranda to speak: Abhorred slave, Which any print of goodness wilt not take, Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee,...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known. But thy vile race — Though thou didst learn...
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"Greener, more mysterious processes of mind": Natur als Dichtungsprinzip bei ...

Gerd Bayer - English fiction - 2004 - 311 pages
...sowie das Kapitel zu The Collector in Salami, John Fowles' s Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism. I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known. Hier deutet sich schon ein zentraler Unterschied...
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Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-century ...

Magali Roy-Féquière - History - 2004 - 310 pages
...colonizer and feels that she has enough authority to reproach her slave Caliban for his ingratitude: "... I pitied thee, / Took pains to make thee speak, taught...when thou didst not, savage, / Know thine own meaning ... I endow'd thy purposes / With words that made them known."4 Moreover, by accusing Caliban of being...
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Local Shakespeares: Proximations and Power

Martin Orkin - Drama - 2005 - 220 pages
...apostrophe to Caliban, which, as Orgel notes,23 was often reattributed to Prospero by editors of the play: Abhorred slave, Which any print of goodness will not...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known. But thy vile race Though thou didst learn - had...
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An Introduction to Language and Linguistics: Breaking the Language Spell

Christopher J. Hall - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 344 pages
...group membership. In Shakespeare's The Tempest, the magician Prospero tells his slave Caliban: [. . .] I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught...endow'd thy purposes With words that made them known [. . .] Through the extraordinary power of language, Caliban can in turn express his contempt for this...
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