Civilization vs. Nature

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Civilization 1, Nature 0 In a case of survival of the fittest, does the natural man lose out to the civilized man? The natural man has none of the breeding or skills of the noble or civilized man. The natural man is pure impulse rather than planning. This flaw leaves the civilized man with the upper hand. This is why the civilized man (Antonio) is able to overthrow Prospero in the beginning. To begin this discussion, we …

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…be accounted for by Prospero’s acknowledgement of Caliban at the end of the play and his relatively cold treatment of Antonio, whom he forgives, but does not speak much to. In the end the civilized man and the natural man do share a common trait, they both act out of personal interest. What sets one above the other is their available use of resources. The civilized man is simply given more to work with.