What conflicts take place in The Tempest? Kindly make the answers specific.

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The main conflict revolves around Prospero attempting to regain his dukedom after his brother, Antonio, usurped power with the help of Alonso and banished him and Miranda from the kingdom. Using powerful magic, Prospero conjures up the tempest with the aid of Ariel to force his enemies onto the shores of his island, where he can get revenge and restore himself to power as Duke of Milan.

Another conflict concerns Alonso's search for his missing son, Ferdinand, who is on the opposite side of the island separated from the royal party. Alonso mourns the loss of his son as the royal party searches for him throughout the magical, unfamiliar island. Alonso's conflict is resolved when he discovers that Ferdinand is perfectly healthy and courting Prospero's daughter Miranda.

There is also a conflict involving Prospero's slave, Caliban, who resents his master for stealing the island and enslaving him. Caliban also believes Prospero treats him cruelly, which motivates him to team up with Stephano...

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