Father-Daughter Bonds in "The Tempest" and "Othello"
A study of William Shakespeare's characters Desdemona and Brabantio from "Othello" and Miranda and Prospero from "The Tempest".
# 97336 | 1,977 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Aug 07, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Shakespeare (Othello) , Shakespeare (The Tempest)
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This paper explores Shakespeare's plays "The Tempest" and "Othello" and focuses on the father-daughter relationships of Desdemona and Brabantio and Miranda and Prospero. Direct quotes support the comparisons and contrasts of the characters' actions, emotions, and motives towards each other, which include anger, love, possessiveness, and manipulation.
From the Paper:"Prospero wants his daughter to marry Ferdinand, because he is of her status and is intelligent. Not only that, Ferdinand is looking for a wife to be Queen of Naples, and the marriage would mean Prospero could finally move back to civilization and out of isolation, and he could reclaim his title as Duke. So not only does Prospero see Miranda as his daughter and companion for the twelve years in isolation, but he sees her as a key part in his plan to get his dukedom restored. However, he wishes well for his daughter in every way possible, and is happy that love has blossomed between her and Ferdinand. "Fair encounter of two most rare affections. Heavens rain grace on that which breeds between 'em!" (Tempest, Act 3 Scene 1) "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington Square Press, June 2004.
- Shakespeare, William. Othello. Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington Square Press, January, 2004.
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