Djimon Hounsou as Caliban in The Tempest - 2010

In this image we see Djimon Hounsou portraying an activity typical of other depictions of Caliban: carrying a load of wood. Compared to other images of Caliban, Hounsou’s version is much more human than others. Additionally, the use of the different skin colors could be a visual way to represent Caliban’s mixed ancestry. This representation is important to note as the survivors of colonization in the present are often of mixed descent from the colonized and the slaves brought in to work alongside them. The most monstrous characteristic of this Caliban is the broken-earth-like skin which isn’t all that bad of flaw.

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Djimon Hounsou as Caliban in The Tempest – 2010

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