Both of these characters are dealing with struggle of power; however, they both deal with this issue in different, interesting ways with different results. The play revolves around him. Now I want Spirits to enforce, art to enchant, And my ending is despair Unless I be relieved by prayer Which pierces so, that it assaults Mercy itself, and frees all faults. Antonio reminds Sebastian that he has performed a similar power grab before when he took his brother Prospero's title of Duke of Milan. These are the reasons why Prospero is powerful. Another reason why Prospero is powerful is because of his knowledge of Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculos plot to kill the king.
He strings all of the characters along to do his bidding, and by the end of the play, he is the only one who wins. I have no ambition to see a goodlier man' Act 1, Scene 2, line 28 She also stands up to Ferdinand and tells him, 'I am your wife, if you will marry me If not, I'll die your maid' Act 3, Scene 1, lines 83-84 She speaks to Ferdinand about her love for him despite her father's disapproval. In the end, Prospero wants to make his daughter happy and does so with the magic that consumed his life for many years. His deformity of both body and mind is redeemed by the power and truth of the imagination displayed in it. Prospero the magician becomes the archetypal mad scientist Dr Morbius, stranded on the planet with only his daughter Altaira until the arrival of an expedition team from Earth. His punishments of Caliban are petty and vindictive, as he calls upon his spirits to pinch Caliban when he curses. Obsessed with his research, Morbius unleashes terrifying forces he finds difficult to control in the form of the Monster of Id.
Antonio encourages Sebastian to carry out the plan by referring to his own power grab when he got rid of Prospero and took the title of Duke of Milan for himself. He has been an isolated, authoritarian ruler, longing for a home he has little chance of seeing and he has no reason to trust the newcomers too deeply until he has a chance to get to know them and for them to reveal themselves to him for what they really are. Indeed it is indisputable that Prospero does not indulge his own natural inclination for revenge. Shakespeare's last play The Tempest is a story about Prospero the rightful duke of Milan. The pretended interference of Prospero with it heightens its interest, and is in character with the magician, whose sense of preternatural power makes him arbitrary, tetchy, and impatient of opposition. Prospero is seeking his revenge.
Throughout most of the story his actions would be considered assertive to most readers. Prospero's Magic Throughout the play Prospero uses his magic to whip up a dramatic storm, to put on a dazzling wedding entertainment, to bully his servants, to manipulate his enemies, and to orchestrate his daughter's marriage to the Prince of Naples. However Shakespeare tempers Prosperos vengeful acts against those of well being. Ariel has put most of the men to sleep, and during this time Antonio has revealed his plan to murder Alonso and make Sebastian King of Naples. He is the manipulator of the action in the play. Now 'tis true I must be here confined by you, Or sent to Naples, let me not, Since I have my dukedom got And pardoned the deceiver, dwell In this bare island, by your spell; But release me from my bands With the help of your good hands. As he appears in the play, however, he is acutely aware of the consequences of all his actions.
Possibly the most powerful thing he controls is Ariel a spirit. He fails to keep them in their proper position. He is the manipulator of the action in the play. Gonzalo points out that although the storm wreaked havoc on the group, the natural order has actually been restored: Prospero has regained his dukedom, and Ferdinand and Miranda have fallen in love. Colonialism was a subject easily related to by Shakespeare's contemporary audience; with James on the throne the British Empire was beginning to thrive and would soon become the largest in not only the 17th Century world, but one of the largest in history. While this scene is largely meant to be humorous and serve as a reprieve from the more serious scenes, the foolishness of these characters and how easily they fight and reconcile with one another demonstrates the fickle and deceitful aspects of human nature, particularly when opportunities for power present themselves. Later, he lovingly educates the monster Caliban and gives him freedom.
He wants to protect his daughter and not have her exposed to the harsher realities of life that he has experienced, but that also causes him to underestimate her potentials. And he seems surprised but not stunned when he awakens from a long sleep at the end of the play. But this rough magic I here abjure; and when I have requir'd Some heavenly music, which even now I do, To work mine end upon their senses that This airy charm is for I'll break my staff, Bury it certain fadoms in the earth, And deeper than did ever plummet sound, I'll drown my book. How does this work, exactly? In our first glimpse of him, he appears puffed up and self-important, and his repeated insistence that Miranda pay attention suggest that his story is boring her. This is a pretty big deal, Shmoopsters. This work was and still is influential in both America, Britain and around the world.
Caliban returns the kindness by trying to rape his daughter. But this swift business I must uneasy make lest too light winning make the prize light. Vulgarity is not natural coarseness, but conventional coarseness, learnt from others, contrary to, or without an entire conformity of natural power and disposition; as fashion is the common-place affectation of what is elegant and refined without any feeling of the essence of it. Well, Prospero uses magic to manipulate and dazzle, just like Shakespeare. Yet he is not bloodthirsty, and at the end of the play, rather than taking revenge on those who wronged him when he has them at his mercy, he instead choose to give up his magic power and reconcile with his enemies. By neglecting everyday matters when he was duke, he gave his brother a chance to rise up against him.
Prospero exhibits three major : forcefulness, protectiveness and forgiveness. The character of Prospero in Shakespeare's Tempest is a man who has suffered much. If I were Prospero, I would have a severe monthly payment punishment-plan installed for Caliban. The human and ima-ginary characters, the dramatic and the grotesque, are blended together with the greatest art, and without any appearance of it. So he forgives his enemies. European colonizers had a similar way of thinking, which ultimately meant that the native populations were oppressed and enslaved, as the colonizers attempted to create their ideal nations. As a perfect ruler, this would be his responsibility.