O'Toole Essay on Technology

O'Toole Essay on Technology

Who Is Treated Most Unfairly?


Share with a partner your response from Lesson 8’s Closing about the character who has been treated most unfairly.

  • Find one or two lines from the play that illustrate why you think the character has been treated unfairly.

Share with the whole class either your or your partner’s response about who has been treated most unfairly.

To Suppress and Subjugate

Work Time

In writing about Prospero, O’Toole states, “One can see how he utilizes his art, akin to modern technology, in order to suppress and subjugate.”

  • Write a paragraph about whether our modern technology can be used to “suppress and subjugate” or to liberate—or both.

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Share your paragraph with a partner.

Who Is Civilized?


During Lesson 10, you will be given time to draft your essay about who in The Tempest is civilized and who is uncivilized or barbaric.

  • Make sure you have good definitions of what it means to be civilized and what it means to be barbaric.
  • Plan a thesis statement.

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Essay Outline


Begin your essay.

  • Draft a detailed outline of your essay on who is civilized.
  • Also read and annotate the epilogue from The Tempest.

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