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I am wondering what the name Piero has to do with the book "The Collecter"?My homework...

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gmano123 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 26, 2009 at 11:46 AM via web

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I am wondering what the name Piero has to do with the book "The Collecter"?

My homework for my english class is to find out who Peiro and Caliban are, and it was asked of us right after we got done reading some pages, i know who caliban is and that it is related to the book but i can't find anything about Piero.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 2, 2009 at 2:04 PM (Answer #2)

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That is a good question. It sounds like you've looked to literature for the meaning of Caliban. I'm going to suggest that the name "Piero" may find its meaning in history and art, rather than literature.

Would it make sense for you to link Piero to Piero della Francesca, the famous Renaissance painter? His work broke with convention somewhat, and he was more of a loner than a member of a specific workshop (as was common in this period).

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