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The Tempest

The Tempest

Mowat, Barbara a.
Werstine, Paul
Shakespeare, William

Paperback

Series: Folger Shakespeare Library

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Publisher Price: $9.99

ISBN10: 1501130013
ISBN13: 9781501130014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: Dec 1 2015
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.80
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.40 Depth: 8.30
Language: English
Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero turns his power upon them through Ariel and other spirits.

The characters exceed the roles of villains and heroes. Prospero seems heroic, yet he enslaves Caliban and has an appetite for revenge. Caliban seems to be a monster for attacking Miranda, but appears heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the period of colonialism during which the play was written. Miranda's engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked party, helps resolve the drama.

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