Posted by Barbara on December 05, 1997 at 23:40:39:
In response to The Tempest, written by Janie on December 05, 1997 at 01:21:00
] My question is what is the temptest about and do you think I should read it? Is it decent? Is it extremely hard to read, more so than say Romeo and juilet? When I read Barbrara's Men make faults(or something like that) it makes lots of quote like that and I just loved them. They were touching (great job barbrara!!) If I like that, would I like the temptrest? What do you think?
Thanks for the comments about my story, Janie! A new part is coming up very soon!
The Tempest has two of my all-time favorite Shakespeare quotes in it:
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on."
"Now will I believe that there are unicorns!"
It is a magical story. I suppose of all other Shakespeare I would say it is most like Midsummer NIght's Dream although it is not very funny ( not tragic either)
Briefly, Prospero and his daughter Miranda were exiled by I think his brother and ended up on this deserted island, where they have been ever since Miranda can remember. There is a spirit on the island Ariel, and Prospero learns magic, so Ariel does what he asks. There is also a native to the island Caliban, who resentfully serves Prospero. Prospero, through his magic, creates a huge storm or tempest which brings to the island the man who exiled him and a few others, including young Ferdinand. Ferdinand and Miranda fall in love. Caliban and a couple of others who were on the ship plot against Prospero, and Prospero wants to face the one who exiled him.
It is interesting to read, and as someone else mentioned, wonderful to see on stage, which I was fortunate enough to do last summer.
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