Vengeance vs. Virtue The play The Tempest, by Shakespeare, explores the values of vengeance and forgiveness through the story of Prospero. The main conflict of the story is Prospero's lack of forgiveness for his brother Antonio, who stole his throne. This causes him to seek vengeance on Antonio and all his allies. Through the events of the story, it is evident that there is more value in virtue compared to vengeance.
• The imagery in Miranda’s opening speech helps establish the setting by describing the roaring ocean, the boats struggles, and the poor fate of the passengers. She describes the ocean pushing and throwing the boat around and the “poor souls” aboard who are perishing as they speak. With her distressed cries of “O” in the forms of caesura’s Shakespeare creates a tense and stressful situation. Her emotional monologue sets the mood as terrifying and suspenseful leaving the audience on edge to find out what happens to the vessel. (page 9) • The exchange on page eleven tells the audience that Prospero and Miranda used to be the Duke and Princess of Milan, until his brother, Antonio, took over his powers and stole away his title.
The Tempest makes use of Prospero as an excellent protagonist in which you both feel sorry for him, and disagree with him, but this combined with the fact that he’s a sullen overprotective dad, makes him very similar to another one of Shakespeare’s characters, Lord Capulet. Their emotions control and guide the story to where it ultimately ends up, whether is be mostly good, like in “The Tempest”, or tragic, like in “Romeo and Juliet”. The usage of this type of character is what creates the plot, so no wonder Shakespeare uses it more than once. One may argue that Shakespeare was the originator of the overprotective father trope which is still used in media today, and both Prospero and Capulet seem to fall under its definition. They both believe
Fear is a survival skill that tells you what to avoid in life and helps you become aware of different dangers. Yet, though fear helps avoid certain dangers, it can also lead you to a different type of danger: paranoia. If one lets themselves become trapped into their fears, paranoia begins to settle into our minds, making us feel as if these fears are surrounding us, and there is no such way to escape them. It can also make us so obsessed that we begin to have hallucinations, believing that these fears may be out to get us. In short stories written by Edgar Allen Poe, each main character experiences the helpful or harmful sides of fear and deals with it in different ways.
"A violent storm rages around a small ship at sea." This quote was said so the mariners would be warned and ready to prevent the shipwreck. The play " The Tempest" written by Shakespeare, tells the idea of struggle for power. The tempest is about a ship that has wrecked on an deserted island. Ferdinand falls in love with Miranda, while alonso, Sebastian, Antonio,Gonzalo, and all the shipwrecked lords search for him.
The Theme of Nature and Civilization in The Tempest The Tempest, written by William Shakespeare, mostly takes place on a magical island Prospero got exiled to, but it shows a clear divide between nature and civilization. The play starts with Prospero and Miranda living in exile, and through this play, Prospero tries to go back to Milan, where he used to be the duke. When Alonso, the king of Naples, Antonio, the usurping Duke of Milan, and other nobles are caught in the tempest and arrive on the island, they soon realize that the traditions and rules that are applied in the man’s world do not exist on the island, where everything is natural. Although the wildness and civilization have a clear divide, the play shows a theme of different nature, which is the characters’ identities. Even though physical nature cannot be civilized, it can help humans to recognize their nature.
You will wake up. It’s another week day. As usual stress, boredom and academic pressure invades your mind and sinks your heart. It seems that our lives are just one long routine where we must conform to rules and be so logical and act unadventurously. So, at times, we need to escape.
Wonder is about exploring the constant possibilities life has to offer. Through these possibilities we can only hope and pray for the best because nothing in life is certain. What is the point of living if someone or something is dictating your life? Its better to take the obstacles life throws at you and become the director. Its understandable that sometimes obstacles life throws at you can taint the possibilities of dreaming for a better life.
Literature creates a world of its own and it’s the sheer pleasure of literature that makes us immerse ourselves in a fictional world. Fiction coincides with the world of imagination and this mere creative power makes us leave the realm of reality and enter into a world full of possibilities. There are countless examples of writers in literature who have written such great prose that the reader feels spell bound and is in a way stupefied. Literature does create wonders but it doesn’t totally leave the confines of reality, it incorporates substantiality with vivid imagination so that the world of fiction and reality run parallel to each other. This makes things more sensational and sublime and leaves the reader awestruck.