PRISON/ IMPRISONMENT (HAGSEED)“You’re clear, Mr. Duke.” Grins from both of them. What could Felix possibly be suspected of smuggling, a harmless old thespian like him? It’s the words that should concern you, he thinks at them. That’s the real danger. Words don’t show up on scanners.”(add themes if they're applicable and add techniques if can)“Miranda nods, because she knows that to be true: noble people don't do things for the money, they simply have money, and that's what allows they to be noble. They don't really have to think about it much; they sprout benevolent acts the way trees sprout leaves.”“None of them was willing to be a girl," he said. "You can see why not.""I know, right? I don't blame them," she said with a hard edge to her voice. "Being a girl is the pits, trust me.”“The rest of his life. How long that time had once felt to him. How quickly it has sped by. How much of it has been wasted. How soon it will be over.”“Suddenly revenge is so close he can actually taste it. It tastes like steak, rare.”“Miranda nods, because she knows that to be true: noble people don't do things for the money, they simply have money, and that's what allows them to be noble. They don't really have to thinkabout it much; they sprout benevolent acts the way trees sprout leaves.”“You always do good ones. We trust you, Mr. Duke," Says Dylan. Foolish lads, thinks Felix: never trust a professional ham.”― Margaret Atwood, Hag-Seed“Why should the other ones in this play get a second chance at life, but not him? Why's he have to suffer so much for being what he is? It's like he's, you know, black or Native or something. Fivestrikes against him from Day One. He never asked to get born.”“Young love, thinks Felix wistfully. So good for the complexion.”
“Fool, he tells himself. She’s not here. She was never here. It was imagination and wishful thinking, nothing but that. Resign yourself. He can’t resign himself.”“What he couldn't have in life he might still catch sight of through his art: just a glimpse, from the corner of his eye”“What to do with such a sorrow? It was like an enormous black cloud boiling up over the horizon.No: it was like a blizzard. No: it was like nothing he could put into language. He couldn't face it head-on. He had to transform it, or at the very least enclose it.”“For once in their lives, they loved themselves.”“Watching the many faces watching their own faces as they pretended to be someone else—Felix found that strangely moving. For once in their lives, they loved themselves.”Imprisonment and marginization (HAGSEED AND TEMPEST)In Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Margaret Atwood’s retelling Hag-Seed, most of the characters spend time trapped in literal and metaphorical prisons. Shakespeare’s protagonist Prospero is trapped on a desert island after losing his kingdom in a coup; Atwood’s equivalent, Felix, exiles himself to a remote cabin after being fired from his job. However, the two men’s reactions to their imprisonment are starkly divergent. Prospero uses his magic powers to imprison others, entrapping and abusing the half-human monster Caliban who inhabited the island before him.