Shakespeare creates an illusion that urges the reader to think a certain way. Revenge may have not been Prospero’s intention, but forgiveness, making the conclusion of The Tempest believable because It ends realistically. Shakespeare introduces Prospero as the main character and gives some detail to his background. Prospero was the Duke of Milan until his bother overthrew him, leaving him totally out of control. This causes the audience to
A theme we could look at is the total control of power. Throughout both stories both Prospero, and Morbius are noticed to contain amounts of knowledge and power. In the beginning of The Tempest you can view Prospero as someone who is evil, and uses his power only for revenge which was his whole plan in the first place. Morbius, in the beginning he didn’t want the crew there in the first place. Morbius was not as inviting or seemed to want the Commander and his crew off the Island as quickly as possible, showing he was up to no good.
He chooses safety for him and his court, hiding himself and them away and leaving his subjects to suffer with no guidance or help. By hiding away, Prospero leaves others to die in place of him and his friends.
Where’s your sister?” The author contends that in failing to know the whereabouts of his daughter, the play demonstrates Prospero’s loss of power (Murray 23). Moreover, the authors show that from the first time Prospero is on stage, he is unable to keep the female body within his sight, and therefore he cannot control them. Miranda informs Prospero of the pointed rock where she left Dorinda. Prospero calls the “pointed rock” that “dreadful thing,” which serves as a warning to Miranda against sexual desire (Murray 23). Thus, the first scene shows that Prospero’s power is already weakened because he cannot stop the female from pursuing her desires.
Through intense training and study, Prospero has gained a substantial magic ability and utilizes this in the play, largely for means of control. He uses this magic to control other characters, like Miranda, Caliban, the King and his associates. It should be noted that Prospero was overthrown by Antonio, due to his occupation with magic. There is an element of distraction and self absorption present within Prospero that magic only furthers, as it allows him to have domain and power over the people who surround him. By the end of the play, Prospero realizes that to live a peaceful and joyous life, he must relinquish his magic.
Prospero's monologue at the end of Shakespeare's play The Tempest is important in that it helps relay to the audience Prospero's instrumental role in orchestrating many of the events in the play itself, while also explaining the intentions behind his actions. Through the epilogue, it is brought to the audience's attention how Prospero's departure from the island contrasts with the circumstances under which he had initially been exiled there many years ago, paralleling the story he tells Miranda earlier in the play. (1.2.72-171) This is observable as we compare how Prospero was "without a parallel" in his studies of "the liberal arts" (1.2.73-74) before the events of the play, while at the end he gives up his magic, claiming "my charms are all o'erthrown,/ And what strength I have's mine own" (Epilogue.1-2). Similarly, the King of Naples extirpating Prospero out of the dukedom, and conferring fair Milan, with all the honours, on his brother (1.2.125-127) can be contrasted with the end of the play where
The portrayal of character self-discoveries and the exploration of unknown aspects of humanity within literature reveal not only the intricacies of human nature, but trigger within the audience a newfound understanding of the complexity of the human experience. Shakespeare, throughout “The Tempest” utilises the dichotomous character of Prospero to exemplify the dual nature of mankind, challenging the explicit polarisation between good and evil amongst humanity. The juxtaposition between Prospero’s cruel, commanding persona, as expressed through the vicious threats of “I’ll rack thee with old cramps, fill all thy bones with aches” as opposed to his loving protective treatment of his daughter who he fondly refers to as “cherubim” accentuates
Thinking of what was going on at the party inside the castle. Anger the prince becomes angry with the uninvited guest and attacks them. Greed although it is apparent Prospero shares his wealth with thousands of guest, he helps those who needs it least and with holds his substance from those who need it. Sloth is the absence of work. Although prince seems like a hard worker; his work however is on the physical realm not the spiritual realm.
Prospero is then reminded of how Caliban, Trinculo, and Stephano are pursuing to murder him, and usurp the island from him, so he sends Ariel to handle them. Shakespeare opens scene five with Prospero wondering how Alonso, Sebastian, Gonzalo, and Antonio are doing. Ariel says that if Prospero was to see them his “affections would become tender” (5.1.18-19) Prospero then decides that he will forgive them for all the evil they done to him, thus Shakespeare is showing how Colonization can be a good thing. Prospero turns to