How old is Miranda when the play starts?

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gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

She was roughly 15. By that I mean, Prospero says that she was not yet three years old when they were exiled to the island, and that it has been a dozen years that they are there. That could be 14 (less than 3 + 12), or it could be 15, since I doubt Prospero is keeping a precise calendar.

tiffany123 | Student

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fairydust-xo | Student

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tiffany123 | Student

No that is not true, she was 79 when she started doing the play

honey4u | Student

she was about two when the play started because we still learn that she was below 15 when prospero wrecks the ship

mayagamal | Student

when He tempest begin she was three years when she left Milan but when the true play started she was fifteen years old [when she marry frindand]

babyrachere | Student

well, when she started i thiught she was 15 but not that sure

nja1 | Student

Miranda was 13 as far as I know of. Back in those days people were allowed to marry at this age. It is weird though, because if she and Prospero have been on the Island for 12 years, and she remembers maids in a big house, she must have a really good memory to remember stuff from when she was 2 or 3!

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