chapter  90
Mark Schorer, Review, 'new York Times', Sep-tember 1944
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There is space to examine only the organization of the poem. It has two centers: Antonio, who betrayed his brother Prospero, and Caliban, the natural beast. The first, one might describe as the dramatic center, and he is involved in the moral problem, the problem of action; the second, as the reflective center, is involved in the esthetic problem, the problem of meaning. Antonio and Caliban, it will be remembered, are the two characters who, in the casual resolution of Shakespeare's play, are 'rejected,' as it were: Antonio, from the moment of the accusation to the curtain, says nothing at all - his culpability is too grave for the increasingly lyrical note of the drama to take into account, and he is left to silence; Caliban, too gross for any climate but the most mysterious, is abandoned to the deserted island.