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LINK TO THE TEMPEST

Nature vs nurture - David's environment made him chauvinist racist

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Rebellion

David thinks new SA is a disgrace

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Rebellion

Always a disgrace - rapist to crazy man

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Rebellion

Bill, best person in book gets cheated on. Lucy gets raped

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Apartheid

Darkest Africa

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Apartheid

The wound is alive with white grubs waving their blind heads in the air - will still have an effect in future (reproduction), whites helpless without blacks

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David

Do you need me here any longer

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David

Her smile rather than shy - knows what she's getting into

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David

Rape, not quite rape - defines himself as an intruder

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David

The two of them in the same bed: an experience fit for a king - insincere apology

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David

Anointed - he's doing her a favor, God like

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David

Realises fault in raping Melanie after own daughter is raped. Can't understand why she won't move

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David

Choosing Melanie over white Amanda shows desire for power

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David

Love for dogs mirrors growth - love with heart not for power

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David

A ready learner, compliant, pliant - sexist, abusive, likes obedience, takes autonomy away

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David

A mad old man who sits among the dogs singing to himself - disgrace for intellectual to be here

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David

As an ensemble, remarkably unattractive - tries to find flaws in Bev

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David

A great deceiver and a great self-deceiver - doesn't know self, only realists obvious faults later

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Bildungsroman

Explain - novel with growth

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Bev shaw

Dumpy, bustling woman with black freckles and no neck - obsession with outside, not inside

34

Bill shaw

What are friends for? - best person in book, gets cheated on

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Lucy

From the shade of the stope Lucy emerges into the sunlight

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Lucy

Lucy's bare toes grip the red earth, leaving clear prints - passion, trailblazer, skills, confidence

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Lucy

Lighting the way, bearing the offering - she was raped, going to rapist, she's the offering, reversal, he was alight, she was the offering

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Lucy

I am prepared to do anything, make any sacrifice, for the sake of peace