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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 and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 159
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 380 pages
...champions "virtue" over "vengeance" and abjures his magic. Though with their high wrongs I am strook to th' quick, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. The play concludes when Prospero steps out of character to deliver an epilogue asking the audience...
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Pastoral

Terry Gifford - History - 1999 - 186 pages
...struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do l take part: the rarer action is ln virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, The...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. (VI 21) A frowning Prospero has been setting the tone of this retreat, battling virtue against vengeance...
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Shakespeare's Reading

Robert S. Miola, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English Robert S Miola, James S. MacKillop, Robert S.. Miola - Drama - 2000 - 186 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...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. (5. i. 21-30) Pitying the suffering of his prisoners, recognizing their common humanity, Prospero puts...
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Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory

Mary Thomas Crane - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am strook to th'quick, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Do I take...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (5.1.21-28) It is Miranda — and I believe the lines must for this reason be attributed to her —...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...slay, Why, God may do't, without my stir; for me, Though with such high wrongs I am struck to th'quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do I take part: the rarer action is This pastiche borrows some words from Claudius, to suggest that Claudius's plight is not totally different...
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The Tempest

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 32 pages
...other spirits are to the audience. She Prospero's nobility Vet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fwy Do I take part: the rarer action is In virtue than...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. Act v Sc i Ferdinand Miranda IM / • . \ H I 7 Ferdinand on Prospero O! she is ten times more gentle...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though •with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, 10 20 In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent,...extend Not a frown further. Go, release them, Ariel. 30 My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves. ARIEL I'll fetch...
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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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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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