Caliban as a Sympathetic Character
Prospero Character Analysis Essay - SummaryStory
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The tempest capsizes the boat and the survivors find themselves in various places on a strange island. The next seem has a very more calm tone to it, we meet the main and most relevant character in the story Prospero , and his daughter Miranda. Prospero and his daughter Miranda were banished to this island when his brother Antonio overthrew him for the power of the dukedom of Milan. Prospero now a native of this island for twelve years has the upper hand now that all of the royalty are on his turf. He also has the help of Ariel a water nymph that he rescued and is now enslaved to Prospero. There is also the creature named Caliban that is under the slavery of Prospero.
Character Analysis Of Prospero Essay
Prosperos complexity as a character seems to stem from his almost dual nature evident even from the first act of the play. His love for and extreme kindness towards Miranda are contrasted very strongly against his hatred of Antonio and his maltreatment of Ariel and subsequently Caliban. Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.
Playwrights ,such as William Shakespeare, were enthusiastic about this embrace of the arts and were encouraged to depict characteristics of Elizabethan society. Consequently, influences from the main cultural center encouraged and shaped plays such as Richard III. Shakespeare's brilliant portrayal of Prospero's use of magic and power continues to draw both readers and audiences with The Tempest's many meanings and interpretations. As a main character, Prospero, is a person that many people can identify themselves with, with his want to achieve his desires and gain power over others through the use of magic. It is this identification that exceeds Shakespearean works, with The Tempest both emulating and presenting themes from other works in the Elizabethan period.