Prospero’s determination for vengeance is what sets the whole play and his commitment to organizing every detail of his plan perfectly makes me feel like he has planned this for a long time. He has had 12 years to replay the event over and over in his head and in my opinion I don’t disagree with him for holding a grudge. His own brother betrayed his trust and the king who is supposed to be honest and noble went behind his back and kicked him off his position. We can see that this affected him deeply because of the way he tells Miranda “My brother and thy uncle, call 'd Antonio / I pray thee, mark me—that a brother should / Be so perfidious!—he whom next thyself / Of all the world I loved and to him put / The manage of my state; as at that time” (The Tempest 1. 2. 165-169). Prospero was disappointed in the fact that his own brother, who he loved and trusted the most could betray him like that and the way that he keeps repeating “Thy false uncle— Dost thou attend me?” to Miranda ...
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Betrayal is something that can affect a person very deeply and can cause sorrow and disappointment in one another. In the play “The Tempest” we witness many betrayals, and even though some of the acts of betrayal were not executed all the way, just the thought of what would have happened if it was performed would have been horrendous to witness. Some people could say that they have experienced similar situations of betrayal but for the most part I think that forgiveness is always an option that should be considered. Toward the end of the play, Prospero became the bigger person and was able to forgive Antonio and Alonzo for their betrayal. This led me to believe that no matter the circumstances, there is always room for forgiveness and second chances, if one is willing to move forward.
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