Allegories Of Allegory In Shakespeare's The Tempest
In the book, “The Tempest,” written by William Shakespeare there are many allegories in the play. One being the horrible storm caused by Prospero’s magical power, which caused the King of Naples’s ship to wreck on the island. This is an example of the early explorers traveling the seas in search of new land to colonize, but faced a catastrophe. In this essay, I will discuss Prospero’s intentions for causing the shipwreck, the ways of how the shipwreck affects the social disturbance of the explorers, and the overall theme for Prospero causing the ship to wreck.
Prospero’s magic causing the ship to wreck on the island was purposefully done as a lesson for Antonio and Alonso. The lesson for Antonio and Alonso is done as a way for a settlement for the loss of his dukedom. Prospero’s intentions were not to cause any eternal damage to the ship or death to the people on the ship. Therefore, he did not cause any physical harm to them. It was rather to just get them ready if this was to ever occur in the future. However, Prospero is not an immoral person, and eventually excuses the people who had betrayed him in the past. Prospero’s intention was also to get Prince Ferdinand to be wed with his virgin …show more content…
The reason why being is because Prospero wanted to see if his crew would stick with him and not leave him stranded by himself on the island. This method worked, and his crewmembers followed him until he was found. I discussed Prospero’s intentions for causing the shipwreck, the ways of how the shipwreck affected the social disturbance of the explorers, and the overall theme for Prospero causing the ship to wreck. This play, “The Tempest,” written by William Shakespeare, is a good example showing what the early history of the explorers could have been like when traveling the sees and finding new