Post Colonial Criticism Of William Shakespeare 's Play The Tempest

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In William Shakespeare 's play The Tempest, he demonstrates examples of Post-Colonial Criticism among several scenes. I will continue to demonstrate why it is the best school of criticism for analyzing the play using examples from the play as well as two critical essays, Alexander Fights Monsters in India, by Stephen T. Asma and The "Tempest" in the Wilderness by Ronald Takiki. Post-colonial criticism, discusses power, culture, economics, and politics. Post-Colonial criticism also converses with the history and stories of the people that were colonized. An example of colonization would be the history between the natives and Europeans, which I will discuss later on. Colonization happens in different situations such as among people, places, countries, or even homes that may have been colonized. Others may argue that they have the best school of criticism for this play such as Moral Criticism dealing with the lessons taught in the play, the moral of the story in other words. Marxist Criticism may be another school of criticism that would be argued to be the best using the examples of the characters in the reading. Another major school of criticism that may be argued, is Reader-Response, Shakespeare’s language was difficult to understand since we do not speak in that way. Now this may help some understand the play, but not as much as Post-Colonial Criticism. Critical Race Theory may also argue that it is the best because of the racism with Caliban and other characters. New…

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