Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Richard P. Wheeler

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Richard P. Wheeler.
This section contains 11,061 words
(approx. 37 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Richard P. Wheeler - Critical Essay by Richard P. Wheeler

Critical Essay by Richard P. Wheeler

SOURCE: "Fantasy and History in The Tempest," in The Tempest, edited by Nigel Wood, Open University Press, 1995, pp. 127-64.

In the excerpt below, Wheeler focuses on Prospero's aggressive dominance of others and on Caliban's passive dream of sensual opulence. From a psychoanalytic perspective, the critic calls attention to the similarities between this pair and others in the Shakespearean canonBottom and Oberon, Richard II and Bolingbroke, Falstaff and Henry V—who represent the opposition of narcissistic eloquence and theatrical control

The story Prospero tells Miranda about their past, whatever its claim to historical veracity, contains a simple and important truth at the heart of his post-Milan life. Once when he gave his brother his trust he lost his inherited political power; now that he has found another source of power he will trust no...

(read more)

This section contains 11,061 words
(approx. 37 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Richard P. Wheeler - Critical Essay by Richard P. Wheeler
Follow Us on Facebook