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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 : Go, release them, Ariel ; My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, • And... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ... - Page 23
by William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - 1986 - 270 pages
...Prospero 's own, presumably repentant, words in Act V: Though with their high wrongs I am strook to th' quick, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury...Ariel. My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves. [Vi 25-32] There is no suggestion here that Prospero has repented of...
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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - 2004 - 211 pages
...the soliloquy, and is therefore cited in full: Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th'quick Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do I take...Ariel: My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves. (Vi 25-32) The change in mind and spirit that might otherwise have found...
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Shakespeare and the Triple Play: From Study to Stage to Classroom

Sidney Homan - 1988 - 239 pages
...regenerate his former enemies; thus, he declares, 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. (5.1.25-30) The storm is not only a means of bringing those who wronged Prospero to the island, but...
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Things Supernatural and Causeless: Shakespearean Romance

Marco Mincoff - 1992 - 131 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...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. (5.1.21-30) It is an unusually rational sort of motivation for Shakespeare—from the head and not...
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A Theory of Republican Character and Related Essays

Wendell John Coats - 1994 - 166 pages
...unusual justice meted out in the drama. Prospero. Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...Ariel. My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves. 50 Moreover, Prospero is placed in the initial situation of having his...
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New Theatre Quarterly 40: Volume 10, Part 4

Clive Barker, Simon Trussler - 1994 - 105 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...extend Not a frown further. Go, release them, Ariel. This is certainly a speech of self-examination. The interpretive question is whether it also represents...
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Repentance: A Comparative Perspective

Amitai Etzioni, David Carney - 1997 - 196 pages
...shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. These brief passages from the closing of Shakespeare's The Tempest contain many profound but controversial...
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Character, Liberty and Law: Kantian Essays in Theory and Practice

J.G. Murphy - 1998 - 242 pages
...shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. 1. INTRODUCTION These brief passages from the closing of Shakespeare's The Tempest contain many profound...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 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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Shakespeare's Reading

Robert S. Miola, James S. MacKillop, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English Robert S Miola, Robert S.. Miola - 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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