Caliban casts out Ariel.

from Ezra Pound – Hugh Selwyn Mauberley I (Life and Contacts) on Rap Genius


Caliban and Ariel are both characters in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Ariel is a spirit who acts as Prospero’s servant. Caliban is a monstrous brute who also serves Prospero but despises him and acts as one of the main antagonists of the play.

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