The Tempest Act I, Scene 2, lines 1-188 Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act I, Scene 2, lines 1-188 Summary and Analysis

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Prospero: the rightful Duke of Milan whose dukedom has been usurped by his brother, Antonio

Miranda: Prospero’s fifteen-year-old daughter

Summary
The scene is set on an island at the mouth of Prospero’s cave where he and Miranda have been living for the past 12 years. From the shore they have been watching the sinking ship and listening to the heartrending cries of the people on board. Aware that her father has raised the tempest with his magic, Miranda begs him to calm the “wild waters” and end the suffering. Prospero assures her that no harm has been done, and that he has acted solely on her behalf.

He expresses his regret that she is ignorant of...

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