William Shakespeare 's The Tempest Essay

1947 Words May 11th, 2016 8 Pages
“Now my charms are all o 'erthrown,
And what strength I have 's mine own,
Which is most faint: now, 'tis true,
I must be here confined by you,”(V. i. 50 ). Throughout Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, the main character Prospero refers to his magic, and it is through his magical abilities that the story is set in motion. In the play, Prospero controls characters and events, much like a playwright does. Shakespeare and Prospero have the same voice, similar language patterns, and thoughts that are marrying. Additionally, Prospero guides other characters, much in the same way the author may do. All this demonstrate that there is a complete Shakespeare in Prospero.
Shakespeare could have created Prospero by incorporating elements of his personality and life into Prospero. Indeed, looking at his background, one is sure to read a lot of Shakespeare in Prospero. Shakespeare did not continue his formal education at university, nor did he come under the mentorship of a senior artist, nor did he marry into wealth or prestige. His talent as an actor seems to have been modest, since he is not known for starring roles.” (The Life of William Shakespeare,1564–1616). Although Shakespeare did not attend a secondary school or college, he learned the essentials, that in combination with his creativity, worked to form his famous literary pieces. Prospero is the former, but the rightful duke of Milan, “And Prospero the Prime Duke, being so reputed in dignity, and for the liberal arts without a…

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