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Ferdinand vs Caliban Shakespeares The Tempest includes a variety of character personality such as the drunk determined evil-minded love-stricken and intentionally good Though at first it may not seem so apparent most of the characters attributes parallel each other in some aspect Hidden in the story though present some of Prosperos qualities compare to Calibans More obviously though were the traits of the two that contrasted Although there are a few things that link Ferdinand and Caliban in comparison their attitudes on each concept differ greatly To begin with Prospero holds one thing that each character desires Ferdinand has the fancy for Prosperos daughter Miranda Caliban wants his island which he believes he has the rightful claim to back Neither one of them can easily get what they want from Prospero because of his great powers When Prospero sees that Ferdinand will take care of Miranda and is convinced the two are in love he gives his blessing to the two lovers under the one condition that Ferdinand is not to break Mirandas virginity knot until the wedding has been solemnized Act IV scene I Caliban is granted his island back after Prospero gives up his magic and returns to Milan to uphold his rightful spot as Duke Ferdinand and Caliban both carry wood for Prospero around Act II scene ii and Act III scene i Ferdinand carries on a different attitude than Caliban however Caliban curses Prospero and they way the spirits torture him by pinching and biting Ferdinand on the contrary transmits wood for Prospero because he doing it out of respect He understands his work is serving the new love of his life Miranda and on day maybe her father will allow them to join in marriage One of the largest comparisons we see between Ferdinand and Caliban is their desire to untie Mirandas virgin knot But unlike Ferdinand Caliban wants to rape Miranda Caliban wishes to force sex onto Miranda to
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