Kings of their castles
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At first othered by his text and then given the power to marginalize the next generation, Heathcliff provides a vision of what a Caliban who succeeds would be and further explores the idea of a family producing its own outsider. Highlighting the cyclical nature of both texts, Kozinsky analyzes Heathcliff and Caliban’s shared kinship with the Medieval Wild Man to explain the varying reactions to them. She also considers Heathcliff’s affinity to the mastermind Prospero and their relationship to the tradition of revenge tragedy. By considering both the structural similarities of Shakespeare's play against Brontë's novel and the varying interpretations of both for a nineteenth century audience, a better sense of these characters emerges, why we fear and are fascinated by them.