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In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:
- How would you analyze The Tempest?
- Why is Prospero a key character?
- How does Caliban compare with other characters?
- In what ways do the characters of Miranda, Ferdinand and Ariel help to propel the story?
- What are some examples of colonialism and magic in The Tempest?
1. The Tempest: Colonialism and Magic in Shakespeare
In Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' a group of Italian nobility is shipwrecked on the island of Prospero, an exiled magician. In this lesson you'll learn how Prospero seeks to regain his right to the title Duke of Milan.
2. Shakespeare's The Tempest: Summary, Characters & Analysis
The Tempest is a tale of magic, deception, revenge, and marriage. Learn what happens as Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, plots revenge against his foes on a remote island. Then, examine some critical analyses of the play.
3. Shakespeare's Prospero: Character Analysis, Overview
Prospero is the protagonist in William Shakespeare's play ''The Tempest.'' Prospero uses his power and love of magic to coerce others into behaving in ways he wants them to behave. Learn more about Prospero's character in this lesson.
4. Shakespeare's Caliban: Character Analysis, Overview
Did you know that Shakespeare literally created a monster? In this lesson, we'll explore the complex character of Caliban and his importance in the plot of 'The Tempest.'
5. Miranda in The Tempest: Traits & Character Analysis
Miranda is the daughter of Prospero, the protagonist in William Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest.' She is loyal to her father and does whatever he says. Learn more about Miranda in this lesson.
6. Ferdinand in The Tempest: Traits & Character Analysis
Prince Ferdinand is a minor character in William Shakespeare's final play 'The Tempest'. Ferdinand is the son of the King of Naples and marries the daughter of the man who sought revenge on his father. Learn more about Ferdinand's character and test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. Ariel in The Tempest: Traits & Character Analysis
Ariel is the 'spirit' servant of Prospero in Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest.' Ariel is not a human but helps Prospero in order to gain his freedom. Learn more about the character Ariel in this lesson.
The Tempest Character List & Flashcards
This set of flashcards will introduce you to William Shakespeare's comedy, ''The Tempest'', written in the early 1600s. It also will help familiarize you with the play's characters.
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Other chapters within the Shakespeare Study Guide course
- Shakespeare Overview Study Guide
- Shakespearean Sonnets Study Guide
- Hamlet Study Guide
- Macbeth Study Guide
- King Lear Study Guide
- Romeo and Juliet Study Guide
- Julius Caesar Study Guide
- Shakespearean Tragedies Study Guide
- Shakespearean Histories Study Guide
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide
- Shakespearean Comedies Study Guide