In Shakespeare's The Tempest, what is the nature of the relationship between Prospero and Miranda?

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Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been trapped on an island together for almost her entire life. He is the only man, or even person, she can remember. Only the spirit Ariel and the creature Caliban live with them. Prospero has kept his past a secret from Miranda, who questioned him for many years about her mother. He eventually reveals to her that he was a duke. Prospero’s brother Antonio usurped him and put him and the young Miranda on a dilapidated boat. Miranda is shocked at this news. Prospero has attempted to shelter her from their...

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