Deception in "The Tempest" Watch
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Prospero decieves Miranda, she doesnt know he's a duke. Changes our perception of Miranda? Appropriate behaviour in the period?
P also decieves crew into thinking Ferdinand dead, decieves Ferdinand & Miranda into thinking he dislikes him to test their bond (simultaneously hiding from Miranda that he set them up) Changes audience's perception of P and also M??
Prospero's usurpation = deception, thought his brother was helping out, but stole his position.
Caliban attempts to regain the island = decieves the clown characters into thinking its their idea/do they convince Caliban through deception that theyre Gods?
Magic as deception: not the uncontrollable force of nature it appears, instead symbol of human power and destruction. P deludes himself into thinking it's his alone; he appears more vulnerable and manipulative when we realise it is mostly the work of Ariel under his enslavement. Ariel's invisibilty and disguises/illusions = deception.
Isle decieves those who are greedy/a threat? Caliban and old wise man can see lush grass and hear all its beautiful noises, while the king and co. describe it as a more barren landscape. Reflect their own outlook/ what their desires would do to the place?
Prospero decieving the audience? Tries to make us believe he's the good guy, yet some things such as magic, hypocrisy, treatment of M&F make us suspect otherwise. Shakespeare intend us to see through this deception? M&F playing chess satirises P's behaviour?
Find a quote for each and expand where possible, this is just some basic ideas to get you started as you seem to have hit a blank
Hope this helps! Got an A* overall, and did this paper last year, now a first year in Lit at uni! Out of interest, what is your third text (ie. for the other section)?
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