The Tempest is a play about the power and dangers of creativity. Discuss.
"From beginning to end the play-write gives prominence to the problems of dominion, freedom, political failure and of repetition."
Like Russ Mc Donald I also believe that Shakespeare devoted his last comedy largely to the exploration of the shapes and effects that possession and the search for power can have on persons. The Tempest's central character, Prospero, is also crucial to this
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danger ahead as we shall see.
The tempest also highlights Propero's dual role in the action, both as man and as God. God called the tempest as they believe the other strange events that befall them later such as …..
But to the inhabitants of the island (Miranda, Arial, and Caliban) is an ordinary man. Prospero uses this position to great effect i.e. to regain his dukedom, which was usurped by the travellers long ago.