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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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Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England

Kim F. Hall - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 319 pages
..."difference" that serves only to heighten her sense of racial difference and her estrangement from Caliban: 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. But thy vile race — Though thou didst leam...
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Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the Contemporary Past

Susan Bennett - Performing Arts - 1996 - 199 pages
...ii, 351-353), it is Miranda who answers his defence: Abhorred slave Which any print of goodness wilt not take. Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee,...endow'd thy purposes With words that made them known. (L ii, 353-359) 13 It seems entirely appropriate that Miranda should function as the vehicle for nurturing...
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Cultural Psychology: A Once and Future Discipline

Michael Cole - Psychology - 1998 - 400 pages
...Miranda spoke of Caliban thus: "Abhorred slave, / Which any print of goodness wilt not take / . . . 1 pitied thee, / Took pains to make thee speak, taught...endow'd thy purposes / With words that made them known" (The Tempest 1.2). 3. However, this ecological view, complicated by theories of the economic practices...
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Travel and Drama in Shakespeare's Time

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot, Michèle Willems - Drama - 1996 - 262 pages
...language foreign to the student. The non-European subject is constructed as having had no language at all: when thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning,...endow'd thy purposes With words that made them known. (1.ii.356-6o) The ability or inability to produce meaning itself, not merely the command of another...
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Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the Contemporary Past

Susan Bennett - Performing Arts - 1996 - 199 pages
...take, Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour 127 One thing or other: when thou didst not, savage, Know...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endow 'd thy purposes With words that made them known. (I, ii, 353-359)15 It seems entirely appropriate...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 248 pages
...peopled else This isle with Calibans. MIRANDA Abhorred slave, 350 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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Making Subject(s): Literature and the Emergence of National Identity

Allen Carey-Webb - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 242 pages
...Caliban's nature which no amount of nurture can cure. 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 raceThough thou didst learn —...
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Migrating Words and Worlds: Pan-Africanism Updated

E. Anthony Hurley, Renée Brenda Larrier, Joseph McLaren - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 369 pages
...questions regarding a privileged language: Prospero: Abhorred slave, [wjhich any print of goodness wilt not take, Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee,...savage, Know thine own meaning, but wouldst gabble like [a]thing most brutish, I endow'd thy purposes [w]ith words that made them known . Caliban: You taught...
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Literature

Peter Widdowson, Widdowson P Staff - History - 1999 - 229 pages
...civilising European female idealist, Miranda, who is centrally instrumental in this, since it was she who Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known. (354-8) This is a crucial passage, for the way...
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Para/inquiry: Postmodern Religion and Culture

Victor E. Taylor - Philosophy - 2000 - 145 pages
...Caliban's complaint by delineating, without reflection, the origins of human nature and the non-human: Abhorred slave. Which any print of goodness will not...meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endow M thy purposes With words that made them known: but thy vile race (Though thou didst learn) had...
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