Characters in "The Tempest" Analytical Essay by Calwriter

Characters in "The Tempest"
An analysis of the characters in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest".
# 58723 | 1,238 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on May 19, 2005 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (The Tempest)

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This paper reviews Shakespeare's "The Tempest," depicting a world that seems to confirm the idea that there are 'no small parts', namely, that it is not the size or even the plot significance of a character that matters in terms of that character's impact upon the audience. The paper contends that what really matters is how significant that minor character is in terms of underlining the themes of the play and what that character represents in the world of the play. The paper explains that, by making all of his minor characters three-dimensional and multifaceted in their complex psychologies, Shakespeare creates an island world that is fully populated with beings who have a sense of psychological verisimilitude, even if they are airy sprites and earthly devils.

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