The Tempest Essays

  • Ariel The Tempest

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    The Tempest is a romantic comedy play by William Shakespeare theorized to be his last play. Ariel is a slave in The Tempest who is owned Prospero, a magician. Ariel takes part in most of the play and he is a reason many big events happened. In the play, Ariel’s personality impacts the play by being obedient and surreptitious. First and foremost, Ariel is obedient to Prospero’s commands throughout the play and they make a big impact on the play. It is proven that Ariel is obedient to Prospero’s

  • Identity In The Tempest

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    The Tempest Analytical Task 1: Paragraph Self-discovery can be established through a sense of realization from the unexpected service of others. This revelation within oneself is showcased through Prospero’s conversation with Ariel and his own soliloquy in Shakespeare’s pastoral romantic play The Tempest. Ariel’s compassionate empathy and heavenly spirit begins to affect Prospero’s identity after Ariel explains that he’s running his foe off. The combination of personification “your charm so strongly

  • The Tempest Metaphors

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    Though it may be the controversial choice, The Tempest is the best play for the Newberg Shakespeare class to choose. There are many differing opinions about The Tempest because it is traditionally a comedy, however that would not prohibit us from putting on a more tragic show like many people in our class would like. The Tempest is the best choice for our class because it allows opportunity for directing metaphors, it has lots of characters and lots of subject matter to discuss in class, and it gives

  • The Tempest Essay

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    Tempest The Tempest represents several aspects in the novel; One of them being a symbol of the social upheaval that occurs on board the ship. As the sailors, The Boatswain, and the royal hierarchy get thrown around by the storm, it appears that social status no longer matters when facing death.The Tempest shows the audience that it ultimately does not matter where you stand in society, whether you were a king or a peasant sailor, their fates are all being controlled in the hands of the storm, or

  • Prisoners In The Tempest

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    This documentary shows the process of inmates working on a Shakespeare play The Tempest. This was a way for the inmates to feel like they had something more than just their sentence to their name. The process of rehearsing and finding the deeper meaning behind the Shakespeare script was a way to get outside of their comfort zones and to realize something new and different about themselves and the others who are working on the play as well. The men that were involved in this process seem to be coming

  • Betrayal In The Tempest

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    Have you ever lied to someone, stole, maybe even hurt someone? This are all outcome of Betrayal, and all come from a story written by William Shakespeare called The Tempest. The story contains many types of betrayal. Prospero the main character of the story and his faithful servant Ariel, even had a betrayal problem between them. With Prospero promising Arial his freedom when he finishes a task but as the story progresses he ask Ariel of more than he originally asked. Prospero and his brother Antonio

  • The Tempest Corruption

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    Whenever power becomes attainable people become corrupt and greedy in order to keep it. The play "The Tempest", written by Shakespeare introduces the idea of corruption among it 's many characters. This play is about a sorcerer who had his dukedom taken away. This sorcerer caused a storm, and caused for the passengers to get stranded on an island. Once the passengers were on the island everyone struggled desperately for power as they became corrupted. Through the story the sorcerer tricks and deceives

  • The Tempest Essay

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    In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Prospero is a learned sorcerer and has dominion over the Mediterranean island and his two servants, Caliban and Ariel. For Caliban, offspring of the witch Sycorax servitude is natural, for he does not understand the concept of freedom. Prospero enslaves Caliban and keeps him overpowered using magic frighten him or subdue him. Ariel is in thrall to Prospero, who rescued him from the “cloven pine” (1.2.330) to which he was imprisoned by the witch Sycorax. Both characters

  • The Tempest Research Paper

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    Shakespeare’s play the Tempest is the 2nd to last play that he wrote in 1611 out of 37 plays before he died in April 23, 1616. Many people that has read The Tempest thinks it is his last play. Personally i don’t think it is his last play. Because why give up something you love and enjoy doing? Also, he wrote a play called “Henry VIII” which was the last play he had written before he died in 1616. Since he died in 1616 there was still five years from 1611 for him to write another play. So why wouldn’t

  • Betrayal The Tempest

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    In the story “The Tempest” written by William Shakespeare, betrayal is a common theme throughout the story. Betrayal is apart of human nature it involves so many emotions that make individuals want to take revenge. We see this starting off with Antonio, he says “Let’s all sink wi’th th’ king” (page 514, 55). Antonio is showing that he doesn’t have any respect for his brother and wants him to die. Antonio was jealous that Prospero was the duke and decided to take his throne and property. Therefor

  • The Tempest Research Paper

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    Shakespeare. William Shakespeare’s The Tempest begins with a terrible storm that Prospero, the story’s main character, summons using magic to get revenge on his younger brother Antonio for betraying him. Prospero later shows a change of heart when Ariel convinces him that peace is better than revenge, and he devises a plan to make peace while retrieving his rightful title of Duke of Milan at the same time. During his time period, William Shakespeare in The Tempest, expresses multiple themes, of these

  • Theme Of Civilization In The Tempest

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    Nature and Civilization in The Tempest The Tempest, written by William Shakespeare, mostly takes place on a magical island Prospero got exiled to, but it shows a clear divide between nature and civilization. The play starts with Prospero and Miranda living in exile, and through this play, Prospero tries to go back to Milan, where he used to be the duke. When Alonso, the king of Naples, Antonio, the usurping Duke of Milan, and other nobles are caught in the tempest and arrive on the island, they

  • The Tempest-Personal Narrative

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    Tempest didn’t go looking for trouble. Well, strictly speaking, that might not have been true. At least, she didn’t ask to be singled out by a bat-shit crazy alchemist. She didn’t go actively looking for homunculi to capture and use her as a bargaining chip against her father. Trouble found her first and when it turned tail and ran, she followed with a glint in her eyes and vengeance in her heart. All fancy talk aside, though, Tempest had shit luck and didn’t know how to quit when she was ahead

  • Why Is The Tempest Popular

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    Why was the tempest popular? The tempest was one of the last plays written by William Shakespeare, and is unique in its entirely original plot. Its descriptions of wild storms, foreign and unknown islands, and ethereal spirits has fascinated audiences since its first performance at the Jacobean Court in 1611. Shakespeare's focus on English colonialism drew audiences who wanted to hear about faraway lands full of foreign creatures, but another attraction was that it allowed an exciting look into

  • The Tempest Research Paper

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    Heather Graham Professor Tober English 2320.010 November 3rd, 2014 ` Religion and the Exercise of Political Power in Literature of the Puritan Revolution The characterization of Prospero in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (ca. 1611—during the relatively peaceful reign of James I) contrasts thematically with that of Oliver Cromwell in Andrew Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode” (1650—after a civil war and the regicide of Charles I) in that Shakespeare seems to suggest the invalidity of religion in the

  • Examples Of Power In The Tempest

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    One of his plays that represents the desire and the potential malevolent side of the protagonist is The Tempest. The word “tempest” literally translates to “a violently windy storm”; though the play starts with a literal tempest ordered by the protagonist, Prospero, many other metaphorical storms are generated. The play embarks with Prospero ordering one of his servants to create a tempest and cause a shipwreck on the shores of the island. Numerous strategies were put into place by Ariel (Prospero's

  • The Tempest Research Paper

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    During the time of The Tempest, the world was evolving and had become much larger. The Tempest portrays colonialism primarily due to Prospero when he comes to Sycorax’s island and subdues her, rules the land and introduces his own culture on the people of the land. He has full control over everything on the island and makes Caliban works as his servant and calls him of a thing of darkness. Not only does Prospero dehumanise and view Caliban as a subhuman, but views him as inferior. This shows the

  • The Tempest Research Paper

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    The Tempest, written by William Shakespeare, is heavily influenced by the themes of slavery, colonialism, and racial power, all of which were painfully relevant to the historical context of the play. The relationship between conquerors and the conquered in the play can be accurately depicted by two historical journal accounts: Journal of Captain Phillips and Journal of a 12 Year Old Boy. These journals provide insight into the racial differences and power that came with being white, and the mistreatment

  • The Tempest Research Paper

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    Caliban being portrayed as a monster because of his betrayal against Prospero for forcing to become his personal slave. However with the comment guidelines from the professor and through my own corrections, I noticed my use of summarizing The Tempest with the first three pages a lot. So I took most of the summarizing paragraphs and use the rest to intensify my view of how and why Caliban was portrayed as a monster.

  • The Tempest Comparative Essay

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    The Tempest by William Shakespeare is a play about a rightful Duke named Prospero who lives on an island and has been previously betrayed by his brother for the title of Duke. In order to get revenge, he uses his magical powers to cause a storm and crash his brother’s ship and creates a plan in order to get his dukedom back. Prospero has two slaves, Ariel and Caliban, who he has held captive and uses to achieve his goals. A Tempest by Aime Césaire follows the same plot as Shakespeare’s play, however