Sunday, January 22, 2017

Prospero, Dr. Faustus and the Search for Power

In William Shakespeares The Tempest, and Christopher Marlowes Doctor Faustus, Prospero and Doctor Faustus both engage in elements of the blue arts, initially to achieve aspirational outcomes. In order to demonstrate power, Shakespeare in effect plays with the relationships between master and servant. many an(prenominal) characters are also locked in a power trial for the control of the island, sluicetually causing the abuse of power by some characters. Whereas, Marlowe presents the master/servant relationship as a mutually beneficial fill in out of choice, rather than against the depart of the servant. How perpetually, while Prospero is clearly reform at the end of The Tempest, Faustus is bring up to hell and does not make out the treasured power that Prospero regains. This may be due to the event that The Tempest is a normal romance play, ending with a clichéd happily ever after, whereas Marlowes Doctor Faustus is considered a tragedy due to the main(prenominal) charac ter dying.\nThe power held by The Tempest(s) main protagonist, Prospero, is challenged by the native islander Caliban. Caliban recognizes this, and when attempting to slaughter Prospero, he wants to possess his books; for without them / Hes alone a sot,... This line presents Caliban as powerful, as he knows the secret to Prosperos power, and also knows how to stop it. However, the feature that Caliban has not acted on this, even when enslaved by Prospero, but preferably looks for a god or master shows how he demand someone to guide him.\nProspero is called a sot by Caliban; the intelligence service sot refers to a chivalrous drunkard, someone who is habitually drunk, which presents Prospero as a reckless character. This shows a clear gap in power between Prospero and Caliban, as the island should belong to the native Caliban, but has been colonized by Prospero, the superficial white man. What is interesting is that Caliban that insults Prospero behind his back, but in his p resen...

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