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In the play The Tempest written by Shakespeare there are many different roles that Prospero plays He has four major roles that I shall discuss as Duke of Milan father to Miranda master to Ariel and Caliban and as a powerful magician Prospero was the Duke of Milan as he was usurped by his brother Antonio and exiled to an isolated island He is quite a reluctant leader I thus neglecting worldly ends and he is perhaps regretful of the way he approached past duties His study of liberal arts began to get in the way of his duties as leader and Duke And Prospero the prime duke being so reputed in dignity and for the liberal arts without a parallel Prospero is the father to Miranda She is a pure and gentle individual because she has lived almost all of her life on this enchanted island She is totally innocent and faultless and in addition has a sweet nature and a tender heart As she has been sealed off from the world for so long Mirandas perceptions of other people tend to be na and non-judgemental I might call him a divine thing for nothing natural I ever saw so noblemake not too rash a trial for him for hes gentle and not fearful She is especially loyal to her father and Prospero cares a great deal for his daughter For example when she meets Ferdinand and they arrange to get married Prospero warns him about sex before marriage as it will bring bad luck Take my daughter but if thou dost break her virgin-knot before holy rite be ministered no sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall but barren hate sour-eyed disdain and discord shall bestrew the union of your bed I believe that Prospero does care for Miranda and wants to see her happy Prospero is also a master His punishments for Caliban are petty and vindictive After Prospero befriended him
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