“Birth of History”

"Birth of History"Go forth and conquer.

Definition/Summary:

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  • Tempest play by Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and may be the last play that he wrote alone.
  • Story of a sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, who plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation.
  • He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest
  • This causes brother Antonio and King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island.
  • There, his machinations show Antonio’s true lowly nature, he redeems the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.

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Brave new world

  • Aldous Huxley used this phrase for the title of his novel, and had one of the characters, John the Savage, recite Miranda’s lines in the novel.
  • This phrase outside of literature class, is meant to be optimistic.
  • Used to mean someone is embarking on a new challenge or adventure in his or her life.
  • A world of possibility awaits.
  • “It’s a brave new world. Go out into it. Go forth and conquer.”

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