TEACUP TEMPEST

Deadlier than it seems.

DEFINITION/SUMMARY:

Teacup

  • A small cup with a handle used to drink tea
  • A nickname for, very small

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.

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  • About a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio
  • Prospero is exiled on an island, with his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban
  • His enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero turns his power upon them through Ariel and other spirits
  • Prospero with antihero qualities, enslaves Caliban and seeks revenge
  • Caliban is viewed as a monster for attacking Miranda, but resists Prospero, evoking the period of colonialism during which the play was written
  • Through the events and struggle in the play, Miranda‚Äôs engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked party. This turns out to be Prosperos plan all along and his revenge was actually a way to ensure his daughter is restored to her status as princess of Milan
  • Prospero gives all his powers away and sets free his prisoner’s once his plan succeeds
  • Prosperos lesson was, all his pursuit led him to were he is and in order to set his world right he must give up all that brought him his power.
  • Some scholars believe this to be Shakespeare’s way of telling his audience goodbye and how he felt towards his own successes

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