She is the daughter of Prospero, the usurped duke of Milan. Miranda, who is approximately fifteen years old, makes her first appearance in the play at I.ii.1-13, where she vividly reveals to us Prospero's powers as a magician while at the same time showing her compassion and empathy by begging her father to stop the tempest that he has created:
If by your art, my dearest father, you have
Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them.
The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch,
But that the sea, mounting to th' welkin's cheek,
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