William Shakespeare 's The Tempest Essay

1057 Words Oct 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Prospero: Hero or Villain?
“If by your art, my dearest father, you have put the wild waters in this roar, allay them.” (Act I Scene I Lines 1-2). These words were spoken by the daughter of a true villain. She is demanding that her father stop controlling a horrid storm that could harm the lives of sailors. A villain is a person who commits diabolical plans with the help of minions. In The Tempest, Prospero embodies both of these traits. Prospero is a villain because he uses his magic abilities to shipwreck his enemies due to a storm, or tempest he had created. He has servants that he controls to do what he wants as well. Prospero is a villain. The Tempest, a play written by William Shakespeare, is about how Prospero, a former Duke and sorcerer, creates a storm using his magic abilities to bring his enemies who banished him and his daughter, Miranda, to a desert island. His spirit, Ariel, executes Prospero’s plan to shipwreck them by creating a fire and separating all the men. Meanwhile, Miranda falls in love with Ferdinand, who was on the ship and was lead to her by Ariel. In the end, Prospero learns to forgive his enemies. Prospero uses his magic to perform many evil things. One thing he uses it for is to seek revenge in the form of a storm.
Prospero creates a storm out of rage in order to get even with his enemies. Prospero wants to seek revenge on his brother, Antonio. “My brother and thy uncle, called Antonio-I pray thee, mark me-that a brother should Be so…

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