Discourse and the Individual: The Case of Colonialism in The Tempest

  title={Discourse and the Individual: The Case of Colonialism in The Tempest},
  author={Meredith Anne Skura},
  journal={Shakespeare Quarterly},
  • M. Skura
  • Published 21 January 1989
  • Art
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
FOR MANY YEARS IDEALIST READINGS OF THE TEMPEST presented Prospero as an exemplar of timeless human values. They emphasized the way in which his hard-earned "magical" powers enable him to re-educate the shipwrecked Italians, to heal their civil war-and, even more important, to triumph over his own vengefulness by forgiving his enemies; they emphasized the way he achieves, if not a wholly "brave," at least a harmoniously reconciled new world. Within the last few years, however, numbers of… 
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