The Tempest Miranda Analysis

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Innogen’s actions illustrate her control, which gives her agency regarding Cloten’s behaviour. She does not take any nonsense and she stays true to her nature as a woman, who is more than a beautiful face. As a result, Innogen seeks the control to contain her true love for her husband. Nonetheless, Miranda develops self-control when she disengages with her father. She makes the move to see Ferdinand herself her father’s knowledge. Miranda displays trust with herself when she commits to self-acknowledgement because she becomes an object whom her father and Ferdinand are in competition with one another for her love. For that reason, Miranda’s actions and appearance illustrate her struggle to find a balance with the different relationship she …show more content…

Thus, Miranda shows trust with herself because she is able to let go and speak on her behalf. She demonstrates that she is not a child who needs direction, but rather a daughter who wants acceptance and trust. However, the lack of control Miranda does have, contradicts the idea that her father only wants the best for herself, which is why Propsero intervenes. Her father limits Miranda’s actual trust with her self, because she so worrisome about her father’s perception, especially when she tells Ferdinand, “Miranda. O my father, I have broke your hest to say so” (Temp. 3.1.37). Her response against disobeying her father about her name illustrate how she unable to let go of her father’s …show more content…

Innogen and Miranda create self-control for protection against their father’s influence. When Cymbeline questions Innogen’s about her relationship, Innogen displays a similar attitude with her husband. She questions his own actions regarding their relationship especially when Posthumus questions Innogen’s fidelity. Similarly, Miranda questions her approval with others because she is unsure how to respond; she much wants to please everyone. The contrast between these two women showcase the different ways a father affect how the daughter perceive themselves and the interactions with others. Needless to say, Innogen and Miranda illustrate their relationships with their fathers as their view of life because they do not really see anything else beyond themselves. In Cymbeline, Innogen’s influence from others causes her to separate her emotions from actions to gain agency. She escapes the pain from the trust broken with her husband. Innogen seeks a sense of control to protect herself from further getting hurt. Her escape to hide in the woods allows Innogen to understand herself, likewise, gives her the ability to reflect on her problems. She becomes free of any influences regarding her decisions against any further relationships. Therefore, Innogen calls upon herself to make her actions real

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