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Miranda as a commodity.

"Your compensation makes amends, for I
Have given you here a third of mine own life,
Or that for which I live;"

"rich gift"

". . . as my gift and thine own acquisition
Worthily purchased take my daughter:"
(Act 4, Scene 1)


Prospero's affection towards Miranda

Use of epithets such as "cherubim" to describe her.
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Historical performance of play - link with Miranda and Claribel

Performed in 1613 in celebration of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Frederic of Palatine.


Claribel married in obedience, against her desires.

". . . the fair herself /
Weighed between loathness and obedience at /
Which end o’th’ beam should bow." (Sebastian)
(Act 2, Scene 1)


Miranda has only learnt to behave as a 'woman' through Prospero because ______.

"I do not know / One of my sex;"
(Act 3, Scene 1)


Miranda proposes eagerly/hastily.

"Do you love me?
I am your wife, if you will marry me;
If not, I'll die your maid:"
(Act 3, Scene 1)


Proposes shortly after telling herself to _____.

Obey her "father's precepts".
(Act 3, Scene 1)


Cannot contain her love for Ferdinand - Pregnancy (or erection?) imagery.

"And all the more it seeks to hide itself, /
The bigger bulk it shows."
(Act 3, Scene 1)


Ferdinand - sexual imagery

"[bearing a log]"
(Start of Act 3, Scene 1)


Miranda recognises the sexual exchange in marriage.

"Jewel in my dower."
(Act 3, Scene 1)


Link with other Shakespeare plays: Miranda's choice in marriage.

Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet' refuses to marry the man of her father's choice.


Prospero demands Miranda's attention (controlling).

"Dost thou attend me?", "dost thou hear?" (questioning)

"be collected" (imperatives)

(Act 1, Scene 2)


Prospero puts (forces) Miranda to sleep using magic.

"thou art inclined to sleep; . . . I know thou canst not choose."
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Miranda's empathy/compassion.

"I have suffered / With those that I saw suffer"
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Miranda shows independent-mindedness.

"Had I been any god of power, I would / Have sunk the sea within the earth" (First person pronouns)
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Miranda questions/commands her father (innate respect in use of language).

"If by your art, my dearest father, you have/ Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them."
(Start of Act 1, Scene 2)


Prospero reveals to Miranda storm is an illusion.

"Be collected:
No more amazement: tell your piteous heart
There's no harm done."
(Start of Act 1, Scene 2)


Ariel - links to air.

Name "Ariel" (bares similarities to "air" and "aerial")

"An airy spirit" (List of roles)

"Thou, which art but air," (Act 5, Scene 1)


Ariel eager to please his master (also: link to all four elements).

"All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come
To answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride

On the curl'd clouds, to thy strong bidding task

Ariel and all his quality."
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Ariel encourages/persuades Prospero to be compassionate.

"ARIEL. [...]
Your charm so strongly works 'em
That if you now beheld them, your affections
Would become tender.
PROSP. Dost thou think so, spirit?
ARIEL. Mine would, sir, were I human."


Ariel as cold and heartless.

"Full fathom five thy father lies
Of his bones are coral made;"


Ariel asks Prospero to be freed. Angers Prospero.

Reminds Prospero "what thou hast promised,
Which is not yet perform'd me
PROSP. How now? moody?
What is't thou canst demand?
ARIEL. My liberty.
PROSP. Dost thou forget
From what a torment I did free thee?


Ariel proud of his work.

"flamed amazement"


Caliban associated with earth element.

"filth", "dirt"


Hint at Prospero's failings as a duke.

"I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated
To closeness and the bettering of my mind"
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Historical link with Prospero's value of the inner world at the expense of his responsibilities?

James I


Prospero callous towards Ariel

"I will rend an oak,
And peg thee in his knotty entrails, till
Thou hast howl'd away twenty winters."
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Ariel apologetic after brief questioning of authority.

"Pardon, master:
I will be correspondent to command,
And do my spiriting gently."
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Caliban raped Miranda

"till thou didst seek to violate
The honour of my child."
(Act 1, Scene 2)


Prospero's affection towards ariel

"Delicate ariel,"
"dainty ariel!"