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キャリバンと「すばらしい『旧世界』」

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概要 Although The Tempest registers some elements which question the moral superiority of the Old World (Europe), the play's core strategy is to endorse the supremacy of the Old World. Miranda and Caliban ...are most plainly implicated in this strategy. Miranda, seeing Alonso and other nobles, exclaims, "0 wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! 0 brave new world
That has such people in 't." What she thinks a "new world" is, of course, not the New World but actually the Old World, or rather, a European aristocratic world. Miranda wonders at seeing the Old World's nobles in their fine apparel because their "goodly" appearance presents a startling contrast to that of the "salvage and deformed" Caliban. Caliban also marvels at their fine appearance, taking them to be "brave spirits." Caliban's surprise combines with the creolelike Miranda's to create the dramatic illusion that the Old World's ruling class is a "brave” group of people. Thus, the paper will argue that, despite counterevidence, such as Caliban9s language accusing Prospero of usurpation and enslavement, the play's primary strategy is to celebrate the Old World's aristocracy.
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