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Discuss if this play conforms to the traditional definition of romance In the play The Tempest one can observe a romantic relationship between the two characters Miranda and Ferdinand This relationship is based on love a love that is pure and decent This play conforms to the traditional definition of romance When one considers the traditional definition of romance the words pure and holy come to mind as the word traditional suggests the ways of old It can be said that the ways of old romance consist of not entering in sexual intercourse before marriage if this was not done the woman would be considered as a prostitute and would be scorned It can also be said that women belonged to their fathers until the time came for them to be married and then they belonged to their husbands The father of the bride also had to approve of the man marrying his daughter Traditional romance also has the connotations of falling in love at firsts sight and self-sacrifice and selfless love When Miranda first sees Ferdinand she falls in love immediately She says I might call him A thing divine for nothing natural I ever saw so noble By this statement it is obvious that Miranda discovers something about Ferdinand that has great appeal to her In the same way Ferdinand immediately acknowledges that Miranda is the women that he would like to marry as he says O if a virgin and your affection not gone forth Ill make you the queen of Naples Ferdinand carries heavy logs for the sake of Miranda he willingly endures the pain of carrying the logs as Prospero has forced this upon him Miranda is concerned about Ferdinand and offers to help him Pray set it down and rest you This shows how unselfish and self-sacrificial their love is The bigger bulk it shows Hence bashful cunning And prompt me plain and holy
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