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" You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse : The red plague rid you, For learning me your language ! Pro. "
The Works of Shakespear: In Eight Volumes - Seite 11
von William Shakespeare - 1747
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The Films of Kenneth Branagh

Samuel Crowl - 2006 - 204 Seiten
...be difficult to save from parody. Shakespeare's Caliban gets it right when he taunts Prospero with "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse." (1.2.363-364) Branagh's Creature learns language and his "profit on't" is that he knows how...
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Reworlding America: Myth, History, and Narrative

John Muthyala - 2006 - 213 Seiten
...wretched half human, half monster, is the central figure. Calibans famous declaration to Prospero — "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse"34 — provides a model for contextualizing the history of colonialism and resistance in the...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 60, Theatres for Shakespeare

Peter Holland - 2007 - 381 Seiten
...make him sweat for it. There's also a link here -with Caliban's learning of 'language' in The Tempest: 'You taught me language and my profit on't is / I know how to curse', and Katherine does exactly that. So these strands seem to emanate from a preoccupation -with...
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Postcoloniality: The French Dimension

Margaret A. Majumdar - 2007 - 310 Seiten
...not that intended by them. As he says, if he has become fluent, it is all the better to curse them. You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language! (The Tempest, Act I, Scene ii) Learning...
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Diaspora Conversions: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa

Paul Christopher Johnson - 2007 - 343 Seiten
...and with the correct tools, especially the correct words. Caliban upbraids Prospero in The Tempest: You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you for learning me your language! And yet, Caliban proceeds: I must obey....
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Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Jerome Neu - 2007 - 304 Seiten
...effeminate And in my temper soft'ned valor's steel! (III. 1.107—1 13) SHAKESPEARE'S INSULT LANGUAGE You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you for learning me your language! — (Caliban's reply to Miranda, Tempest...
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Factory Lives: Four Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiographies

James R. Simmons, Jr - 2007 - 498 Seiten
...part, been revealed to us. But let us not fly in the face of benignant nature, and say like Caliban, "You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse."1 "If used aright the recannot [sic] be a doubt that this magnificent power might, in all its...
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Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation

Jessica Adams - 2007 - 226 Seiten
...conditions that render their entire play a tripling. Caliban speaks his possession as a metacurse: You taught me language; and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language. (53) For Baker, the ownership of black...
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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Steven Pinker - 2007 - 499 Seiten
...stranger to earthy imprecations himself, had Caliban speak for the entire human race when he said, "You taught me language, and my profit on't is, I know how to curse." GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Mistaken identity is a plot device so revealing of human foibles that Shakespeare...
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Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life

Elrena Evans, Caroline Grant - 2008 - 262 Seiten
...like everyone else. All this calls to mind the accusation Caliban hurls at Prospero in The Tempest: "You taught me language, and my profit on't / Is I know how to curse." We did try to teach him not only language, but also — broken down into component parts, reinforced...
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