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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: Why should you read Shakespeare's "The Tempest"?

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Although Prospero was wronged by Antonio, he has long inflicted his own abuses on the island, hoarding its magical properties and natural re-sources for himself. Caliban especially resents this takeevor. The son of Sycorax, a wcith who previously ruled the island, he initially helped the exiles find their footing. But he’s since become their slave, and rants with furuois regret: “And then I loved thee,/ And showed thee all the qualities o’ th’ isle/ The fersh springs, bnire pits, barren place and flertie./ Cursed be I that did so!”

Open Cloze

Although Prospero was wronged by Antonio, he has long inflicted his own abuses on the island, hoarding its magical properties and natural re-sources for himself. Caliban especially resents this ________. The son of Sycorax, a _____ who previously ruled the island, he initially helped the exiles find their footing. But he’s since become their slave, and rants with _______ regret: “And then I loved thee,/ And showed thee all the qualities o’ th’ isle/ The _____ springs, _____ pits, barren place and _______./ Cursed be I that did so!”

Solution

  1. furious
  2. witch
  3. takeover
  4. fresh
  5. brine
  6. fertile

Original Text

Although Prospero was wronged by Antonio, he has long inflicted his own abuses on the island, hoarding its magical properties and natural re-sources for himself. Caliban especially resents this takeover. The son of Sycorax, a witch who previously ruled the island, he initially helped the exiles find their footing. But he’s since become their slave, and rants with furious regret: “And then I loved thee,/ And showed thee all the qualities o’ th’ isle/ The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place and fertile./ Cursed be I that did so!”

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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constantly reminds 2
reminds prospero 2
great entertainer 2

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constantly reminds prospero 2

Important Words

  1. abuses
  2. antonio
  3. barren
  4. brine
  5. caliban
  6. cursed
  7. exiles
  8. fertile
  9. find
  10. footing
  11. fresh
  12. furious
  13. helped
  14. hoarding
  15. inflicted
  16. initially
  17. island
  18. long
  19. loved
  20. magical
  21. natural
  22. pits
  23. place
  24. previously
  25. properties
  26. prospero
  27. qualities
  28. rants
  29. resents
  30. ruled
  31. showed
  32. slave
  33. son
  34. springs
  35. sycorax
  36. takeover
  37. thee
  38. witch
  39. wronged