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.
1. ‘I’ll wrack thee with old cramps, / Fill all thy bones with aches, make thee roar, / That beasts shall tremble at thy din.’ (1.2.372-74) Interrogate the representation of violence in The Tempest. In the Shakespearean comedy The Tempest, we are presented with the psychological violence associated with the abuse of power and continuous theme of colonialism explored throughout the play. In early works of Shakespeare it is evident that the violence interrogated in his plays consists of bloodshed and physical torture as opposed to his later works such as The Tempest where the play focuses on the ideology of psychological violence. The Tempest was one of the last plays written by Shakespeare and is recognised as one of his most popular works
As he was a duke previously, it was evident that he was unable to settle for anything less. His authoritative power has left a significant mark in his lifestyle, even when he is not the Duke of Milan; he managed to find a place he can control. In order to take full control of the island him and his daughter were residing on, he used his magic to his advantage and made everyone else his slave. There was a pregnant witch that died on the island and left her son, Caliban to strive for himself. In the beginning Prospero and Caliban got along well; Prospero would teach Caliban language and manners and in return Caliban would show him around the island.
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
The story of the Tempest represents revenge and forgiveness, with a world of magic mixed in. Prospero used his magic to try and take back what he believed belonged to him, he wanted to become the Duke again, and punish Caliban for trying to harm Miranda. He thought he had been treated unfairly and ended up setting everything
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
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
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.
(Line 106.) He’s doing this just to make sure Miranda understands every single word he’s saying. This use of repetition once again portrays Prospero's control over Miranda and that he is almost obsessive with the past events. Miranda is obviously very close to her father, because when he tells Miranda about being tricked by his brother Antonio, this immediately provokes disappointment and hatred in Miranda. If she wasn’t so close to her father, and did not love him as much then she shouldn’t have being so moved by what she heard.