How does the love between Miranda and Ferdinand develop in The Tempest?

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These two characters really fall in love at first sight.  I do not think their love develops much -- it just happens when they first see each other.

It makes some sense for Miranda to fall in love so easily since Ferdinand is the first man she has ever seen outside of her father and Caliban.  But I do not really understand why Ferdinand falls in love so easily.   I suppose Miranda must be very beautiful and Ferdinand is quite emotional at this point because he thinks his father is dead.

I guess you can say their love develops further as Ferdinand proves he loves her by working for her father and she proves she loves him by helping him work.

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