Edwin Austin Abbey - Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo - 1891

In Abbey’s sketch we see a fur covered Caliban on his knees before Stephano and Trinculo with Ariel in the background. With this Caliban on his knees we clearly see that his has been made into a subject to be ruled by humans. As something less than human it justifies his subjugation. We can also see Caliban holding a bottle of alcohol showing that alcohol is being used as a method to control him.

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Edwin Austin Abbey – Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo – 1891

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