From all of this we can see that Prospero is just another typical father except for the fact that he uses magic. Of course, they have arguments, as all parents with their children do, but even if he did come across to the audience a being quite a harsh character to his daughter, it was really, only for her own good. I think that all Prospero actually wanted was true love for her, and to protect and care for her in every way
In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, his own brother deceived the character Prospero and had his dukedom stolen from him. Prospero was the Duke of Milan but got distracted from his priorities; he showed more interests towards books and education, giving his brother Antonio the benefit to work behind his back. Antonio was able to get help from the King of Naples, in exchange for money and respect to get rid of Prospero. Prospero was kicked out of Milan one night with his daughter and landed in an island with help from Gonzalo. Prospero got access to books on the island he was residing at and strengthened his knowledge and magic powers.
Unlike Shakespeare’s other main characters, he is much more enigmatic. In they play Prospero is portrayed as the rogue who seeks revenge on his brother Antonio for his treachery. In this Shakespearean comedy it becomes clear that Prospero is the heart of power on the island. Evidently Prospero has been wronged by his brother’s usurping which he could not control and now uses his magic as a tool for controlling the events that occur on island throughout the play. The theme of power in this play is hugely significant as it clear that the violence interrogated in this play is in relation to power and the abuse of that power by the protagonist.
Miranda is one of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and I chose to create a twitter page that well represented her personality. Alongside her personality, certain encounters are demonstrated to give the viewer a well known understanding of the character Miranda is. In order to set the scene for the viewer, the short biography of Miranda’s twitter, og_miranda, includes certain phrases to introduce her as a character. For example, the phrase “island life” is used to represent the setting of the play, as well as where Miranda now lives. The phrase “daddy’s girl” signifies that she has a tremendous bond with her father, Prospero.
Within the epilogue, the use of personal pronouns as well as the active and passive voice differs from the rest of the play. While Prospero uses the personal pronoun “I” and the active voice in most of the play, such as when he speaks to Alonso at the end of Act 5, saying “I invite … I’ll waste … I’ll bring”(5.1.301-308), in the epilogue this changes to a greater use of the personal pronoun “you” as well as the passive voice, such as in the lines “I must be here confined by you” (Epilogue.4) and “Let your indulgence set me free”(Epilogue.20). By distancing himself from an active role in his future, the audience is led to believe that Prospero’s power without magic is as he describes, as “most faint” (Epilogue.3). This then raises the question on whether or not Prospero's return to Milan will play out the way he expects it to, and results in the play lacking proper
First to the island,were Caliban and Sycorax, therefore Caliban is a real-life native to the island, and he is described as a fish. Caliban is despised with a deep hatred by Prospero and is described as “a devil, a born devil” (4.1.189). Caliban claims ‘the islands [his] , by Sycorax [his] mother, which [Prospero] tak’st from [me] (1.2.333-334). In this case and “to Caliban, Prospero is the usurper” (Willis 284). Prospero is ignorant to this fact.
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.
He treated Caliban fairly, until he tried to rape Miranda. He made Caliban his servant because he could not trust him, he had lost respect, and had no other choice. Even when Caliban was serving Prospero, he was still treated fairly. Prospero freed Ariel from being eternally stuck in a tree, and in return he asked that for a year, Ariel would serve him and help him get off of the island, and then he would be freed. Prospero did not take partial control of Caliban and Ariel without a reasonable purpose, where the Europeans had no real reason at all.
Prospero’s ability to conduct magic and his absent co-creator or partner makes him unlike any other human character in the play. Though his magical abilities are
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.