Quote of the Day: William Shakespeare (The Tempest)
“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in’t!” ( William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 5.1).
I am finally posting on the Tempest that I said I would post two weeks ago. Sorry for the wait! Today’s article post will focus around the character analysis of Miranda, the daughter of Prospero. Today’s quote is spoken by Miranda when she saw many men for the first time. Prior to this she knew only her father and Caliban, who is described as a monster. She meets Ferdinand before she says these lines and immediately falls in “love” with him. Ferdinand was the first “heavenly” male figure she saw. It is interesting to note that Miranda does not necessarily know what a “beautiful” male looks like since she has never seen a male, besides the people mentioned above, before. At one point, her father even says that Ferdinand is ugly for a man, but she says she does not care for she is humble and would not want a more handsome man. It makes me wonder what would happen when Miranda actually went back to Italy and saw more beautiful male figures.
Q: Do you think Miranda loves Ferdinand? Q: Do you think she would stay “true” to him once she saw other males?
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