The Exploration of the Postcolonial Essence in The Tempest


  • Dr Madhvi Rathore Associate Professor, Department of English Bhupal Nobles’ University Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Prabha Prabha Gour Research Scholar, Department of English Bhupal Nobles’ University Udaipur, Rajasthan, India



The Tempest, Postcolonialism, subjugation, dominance, power, master-slave relationship


William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is indubitably the best playwright of all time. He acquired an unique place in the world of literature. His plays earned international commendation and acceptance as the finest dramatist in the entire history of English literature. His play, The Tempest has been decoded differently by critics as a postcolonial text. In1611 when William Shakespeare wrote the play The Tempest, colonization was a recent concept in Britain. This paper is an attempt to inspect the postcolonial issues such as subjugation, dominance language, power and knowledge etc. and conjointly converse about the complex relationship that exist between the master and slave in The Tempest.


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