In the story, Prospero is betrayed by his brother Antonio. He is forced out of the ship by Antonio with his daughter Miranda where they are prone to death. However, Prospero and Miranda manage to arrive at the island since they did not die as Gonzalo, one of the king’s council members, took pity on them, and had stocked the ship with food, fresh water and Keanu 2
clothing. From what Antonio did to Prospero, it is beyond doubt that Prospero was looking for a way in which one day he can revenge. However, Prospero forgives his brother and those who conspired against him by not killing them. Prospero also forgives Caliban who had attempted to rape his daughter Miranda.
Prospero also is surprised to know of the love between his daughter and Ferdinand- the prince of Naples. Prospero goes ahead to be treating Ferdinand brutally and unfairly and in order to ensure Miranda’s love to Ferdinand never fades, he decides to ask Ferdinand for forgiveness. Prospero agrees that he has wronged him and admits how right it will be for them to forget their past differences in his quote,
“…If I have too austerely punished you,Your compensation makes amends, for I Have given you here a third of mine own life—Or that for which I live—who once again…All thy vexations, Were but my trials of thy love and thou, Hast strangely stood the test.” (Act 5 scene 1 page