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Themes in Shakespeare’s The Tempest


This play has been widely written from 1988 to 2008 by the same writer. It reveals a historical background and scenario whereby the participants give the picture of early lifestyle and belief upon which the human race relied on strongly for any occurrence in the society.
The major theme of the play is love. The feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another is seen in a number of scenes across the play, but in the end, it is revealed forgiveness. The ship capsizes in the sea and there is fear of all members on board dying. Miranda requests her father, “if, by your prowess, you have put the wild waters in this roar/ allay them” (Shakespeare 24). Prospero recollects how he had power and how he lost it. He tells Miranda, “Thy father was a Duke of Milan and a prince of power” (Shakespeare 48)
In the preceding scenes, Ferdinand is lost and the rest believe he drowned. The survivors of the ship get into a struggle of supremacy that is done silently with the aim of getting what their friend has and they did not have. Ferdinand finds his love on the island and even though Prospero, the father to Miranda his love tries to break them, he fails. Prospero tells Miranda to “Speak not you for him; he’s a traitor” (Shakespeare 67). After some talks, Miranda answers the father “Make not to rash a trial on him, for he’s gentle and not fearful” (Shakespeare 67).
As the scenes proceed, the characters meet each other, the truth of hidden plans discloses, and the lost Ferdinand found. In the end, Love wins. Ferdinand takes Miranda as wife and forgiveness among characters that had misunderstandings takes place.
Love conquers everything. Despite deep rifts among characters in the play, the permanent solution is arrived at due to the great affection and liking among them. This theme comes out clearly in every scene and creates a good finish in the play.

Work Cited
Shakespeare William. The Tempest. New York: Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008.

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