Shakespeare does so by implementing these problems into the play. The Tempest is a play where a man named, Prospero, was a former duke of a land. He was exiled to an island because his brother, Antonio, usurped his dukedom. Prospero lives on the island with his daughter, Miranda attempting to reattain his title of duke. There are many causes of social issues, and it is important to view these issues on how they affect others.
The conditions of hard-labour that were subjected to black people by white supercilious people during colonization are mentioned by Cesaire were Prospero “forgives” Ferdinand and excuses him from his afore imposed state of slavery on the basis that they are of the same race and rank and the manual labour that was intended for Ferdinand is passed on to Caliban. Caliban is naïve and gullible, he trusts Stephano and Trinculo upon meeting them for the first time in spite of the ordeal he undergoes with Prospero. Caliban’s woes are echoed throughout the play and draws sympathy from the reader, whereas in “The Tempest” Shakespeare makes it difficult for the audience to consider Caliban as anything further then the perpetrator
Mikeina H. Yang Moosman IB English SL March 2018 The Tempest Summary It begins with a shipwreck, leaving the passengers stranded on an island. As Prospero is controlling the storm, Miranda starts to freak out as she saw the ship in the storm and thought that many sailors have died. Prospero ensures that the storm did not actually kill anyone and the ship is still intact while hidden away in a secret harbor. Miranda asks her father, Prospero, why he decided to strand these people here at the island. Prospero finds out that he was once himself the Duke of Milan, and Miranda was basically a princess.
Prospero's indifference about how Caliban felt, meant that Caliban's emotional distress was one sided. In addition to Caliban, Prospero's yearning for vengeance also creates internal issues for himself. After Ferdinand and Miranda announce their marriage, Prospero claims his "rejoicing / At nothing can be more," because he must "perform / Much business appertaining," (Shakespeare, 95-99). Usually, a father focuses more on his daughter getting married, however Prospero can only focus on his plans for vengeance. Some believe that the characters internal struggles were caused by the wrongdoers, and not a lack of forgiveness; however, at the end of the play, after Prospero becomes a more virtuous character, his conflicts with his brother and Caliban are resolved, clearly showing that their focus on vengeance is what caused the internal struggles.
In the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” Prince Prospero locks himself away in a castellated abbey to hide from a terrible plague. Prince Prospero leaves his people behind with only his own interests in mind and when the plague begins to spread quickly, Prospero gathers his friends and moves them to the abbey in order to hide from the deadly illness. In this way, Prospero shows little care for the well-being of his people, despite being trusted as their leader. He is aware of the dangers of the disease but rather than help his people, Prospero chooses to hide and remain ignorant of his people’s suffering. He chooses safety for him and his court, hiding himself and them away and leaving his subjects to suffer with no guidance or help.
Throughout The Tempest, Prospero hides his servant, Ariel, from Miranda. Prospero wishes for Miranda to stay innocent and sheltered away from Ariel, insisting that Miranda feels “inclined to sleep,” before letting Ariel come out of hiding (1.2.220). These factors prove that Miranda lives in Prospero’s fantasy, free from pain, suffering, and
The hierarchical relationship seen between Prospero and Caliban is used as the foundation for the poem. Browning uses the briefly mentioned god that Caliban’s mother, Sycorax, worshipped and establishes a similar rank relationship but in a religious aspect. The purpose of this is to show Caliban’s more humanistic side but also to discover his own thoughts and identity. In the poem, Caliban creates a ranking system where he is a slave to Prospero who is under Setebos’ command, who is beneath The Quiet. Caliban in the play swears to be Stephano and Trinculo’s slave upon their first meeting and degrades his sense of self going so far as to kiss their shoes without even being asked.
People tend to always want to be in control and have power over everything, but when evil sets in it becomes a tragic story just like "The Tempest". In the play "The Tempest", written by William Shakespeare, tells a story about struggle for power. A terrible storm wrecks a ship on what is thought to be a deserted island. On this island there are several people who do not discover each other till the end. In the midst of all of the chaos that is approaching, Prospero, knows everyone who is in the island.
In Shakespeare’s The Tempest Prospero is seen as a “noble” (1.2 120) and all-knowing father with uplifting characteristics that endows him the power to control nature (Fei 119). In both plays Prospero takes the moral high-ground and ignorantly believes that he has saved Caliban by teaching him their “language” (1.2 362), noting “what would you be without me?” (Cesaire 17). In the original text Caliban is