The Tempest

What connection does Shakespeare establish between outward appearance and inner spirit? Do you think this is true? why or why not?

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Shakespeare believes that the inner spirit is typical of what the outer appearance shows. Caliban is the perfect example, ugly on both the outside and the inside. I think such a lesson is taught in much literature, although there are often contrasts in such people as the Hunchback of Notre Dame who is beautiful inside when treated beautifully.