Magnetic Island and Islander in the Tempest
This chapter examines William Shakespeare's romance The Tempest. It suggests that this play epitomizes the romance wilderness and its magic island symbolizes Shakespeare's radical refurbishment of the romance genre. In this play, Shakespeare transported scene and motive to the kind of primordial formlessness in which he replayed and re-evaluated the movement from absence to order, from silence to aural chaos, and from pre-articulate sonorousness to the voices that organized political community.
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