- the ugly, beastlike slave of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
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Contemporary Examples of caliban
Clegg first introduces himself to Miranda as Ferdinand, but she later dubs him Caliban.How to Understand the Criminal Mind By Reading This Novel
Casey N. Cep
December 6, 2013
And cruder devices certainly deepen the effect of a name; Caliban is a rough anagram of “cannibal,” and Cassio contains an “ass.”What’s in a Name? Writers and Their Anthroponymy
February 28, 2013
Historical Examples of caliban
Caliban had crept within a foot of him, and was pulling himself into position.
Again and again he parried the attack, until Caliban was disposed of.
As Caliban fell he had clambered up, and was now blocking the entrance.
It was Caliban, as well as Ferdinand, courting fair Miranda.The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper
Martin Farquhar Tupper
The mother might have been a twin sister of Sycorax, the dam of Caliban.The Kentucky Ranger
Edward T. Curnick
- a brutish or brutalized man