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Module A "Textual Conversations" (The Tempest/ Shakespeare and Hag-Seed/Margaret Atwood)
THEMATIC QUOTES FOR ESSAY
Terms in this set (16)
Prospero begs audience for forgiveness as he feels imprisoned by his actions [TEMPEST] [IMPRISONMENT]
"As you from crimes would pardon'd be, let your indulgence set me free"
Estelle [IMPRISONMENT] [HAGSEED]
"They're going to call it an indulgence, a raid on the taxpayer wallet, a pandering to the liberal elites, and a reward for criminality"
Felix denies Miranda is dead [HAGSEED] [MAGIC/ILLUSION]
"On the other side of that magical window she was still alive"
Prospero gives up magic [TEMPEST] [MAGIC/ILLUSION]
"But this rough magic I here abjure... I'll break my staff, bury it fathoms in the earth, and deeper than ever did plummet sound, I'll drown my book"
Prospero says that life is one illusion, that is ended by death [TEMPEST] [MAGIC/ILLUSION]
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded by a sleep"
Felix relinquishes his power [HAGSEED] [MAGIC/ILLUSION]
"It's no longer a magic staff, it's only a wooden stick"
Prospero has a change of heart [TEMPEST] [COMPASSION/RECONCILIATION]
"The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance"
Prospero begs the audience for forgiveness at the end of the play [TEMPEST] [COMPASSION/RECONCILIATION]
"Now my charms are all o'erthrown, what strength I have is mine own... Release me from my bands with help of your good hands.... As you from crimes would pardon'd be, let your indulgence set me free"
Miranda begs her father to calm the sea [TEMPEST] [COMPASSION/RECONCILIATION]
"If by you art, my dearest father, you have put the wild waters in this roar, allay them. The sky it seems would pour down stinking pitch, but that the sea, mounting out to th'welkins cheek, dashes fire out."
Ariel encourages Prospero to be compassionate and sympathetic, questioning what it means to be human [TEMPEST] [COMPASSION/RECONCILIATION]
"I would sir, if I were human".
Felix finally lets go of Miranda [HAGSEED] [COMPASSION/RECONCILIATION]
"To the elements be free", he says to her. And finally, she was.
Prospero has power over his enemies [TEMPEST] [REVENGE]
"These, mine enemies, all knit up".
Caliban encourages Stephano to kill Prospero in order to regain his freedom and power [TEMPEST] [REVENGE]
"Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake. Or cut his wezand with thy knife".
Felix has become so vengeful he compares the taste of revenge with that of a food which is liked by many [HAGSEED] [REVENGE]
"Suddenly. revenge is so close he can actually taste it. It tastes like steak, rare".
Felix anticipating the arrival of his enemies Sal and Tony, and thinking of ways to exact his revenge on them. Through the last sentence, rough justice is implied.
"They'll be entering his space, his sphere. How to grasp them, how to enclose them, how to ambush them? Oh, to twist the wire! He wants to see pain".
Felix is preoccupied with bringing his enemies rough justice, and avenging himself.
"What was Felix waiting for? A moment when the balance of power would lie with him.. but suppressed rage sustained him. That, and the thirst for justice".
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