By William Shakespeare
Placing romance onstage, The Tempest provides us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who used to be displaced by means of his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, the place his merely partners are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. while his enemies are between these stuck in a typhoon close to the island, Prospero turns his strength upon them via Ariel and different spirits.
The characters exceed the jobs of villains and heroes. Prospero turns out heroic, but he enslaves Caliban and has an urge for food for revenge. Caliban appears a monster for attacking Miranda, yet seems to be heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the interval of colonialism in which the play used to be written. Miranda’s engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked celebration, is helping unravel the drama.
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