William Bell Scott - Ariel and Caliban - 1865

In Scott’s painting we see a human version of Caliban chasing after Ariel with either Stephano or Trinculo ahead of him. They’re chasing after the alcohol that Ariel has stolen from them. Caliban is wearing what appears to be finely made clothes showing that he is a slave of a well-to-do family, which is what Propero’s family is. The only abnormal feature of Caliban here is his height.

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William Bell Scott – Ariel and Caliban – 1865

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