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" You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, For learning me your language ! Pro. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ... - Seite 23
von William Shakespeare - 1797
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West African Literatures: Ways of Reading

Stephanie Newell - 2006 - 259 Seiten
...cosmopolitan young writers demonstrated the powerful truth of Caliban's words in Shakespeare's The Tempest: 'You taught me language, and my profit on't | Is, I know how to curse' (I. ii. 363-4). Unlike Caliban, however, the negritude poets did not proclaim in nostalgia and...
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In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy

A. D. Irvine, John Russell - 2006 - 486 Seiten
...him to speak. 'I endowed thy purposes with words that made them known/ she says. But Caliban replies: You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language! One of the greatest ornaments of a good...
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Diaspora Conversions: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa

Paul Christopher Johnson - 2007 - 343 Seiten
...and with the correct tools, especially the correct words. Caliban upbraids Prospero in The Tempest: You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you for learning me your language! And yet, Caliban proceeds: I must obey....
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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Steven Pinker - 2007 - 499 Seiten
...stranger to earthy imprecations himself, had Caliban speak for the entire human race when he said, "You taught me language, and my profit on't is, I know how to curse." GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Mistaken identity is a plot device so revealing of human foibles that Shakespeare...
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Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Jerome Neu - 2007 - 304 Seiten
...effeminate And in my temper soft'ned valor's steel! (III. 1.107—1 13) SHAKESPEARE'S INSULT LANGUAGE You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you for learning me your language! — (Caliban's reply to Miranda, Tempest...
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Postcoloniality: The French Dimension

Margaret A. Majumdar - 2007 - 310 Seiten
...not that intended by them. As he says, if he has become fluent, it is all the better to curse them. You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language! (The Tempest, Act I, Scene ii) Learning...
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Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation

Jessica Adams - 2007 - 226 Seiten
...conditions that render their entire play a tripling. Caliban speaks his possession as a metacurse: You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language. (53) For Baker, the ownership of black...
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Factory Lives: Four Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiographies

James R. Simmons, Jr - 2007 - 498 Seiten
...part, been revealed to us. But let us not fly in the face of benignant nature, and say like Caliban, "You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse."1 "If used aright the recannot [sic] be a doubt that this magnificent power might, in all its...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 60, Theatres for Shakespeare

Peter Holland - 2007 - 381 Seiten
...make him sweat for it. There's also a link here -with Caliban's learning of 'language' in The Tempest: 'You taught me language and my profit on't is / I know how to curse', and Katherine does exactly that. So these strands seem to emanate from a preoccupation -with...
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The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays by Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk - 2008 - 544 Seiten
...Prospero's daughter, the colonial slave who turns against the fruits of civilisation that were offered him. You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language! Yet Caliban must 'obey' Prospero because...
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