Academic Papers on The Tempest

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A five page paper looking at this play by William Shakespeare in terms of its statement about creativity. Prospero's monopolization of creative power, the paper argues, deprives the other elementals on the enchanted island of valuable experience they could use when they achieve self-rule at the play's end. Bibliography lists three sources.

Power in "The Tempest"

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper examines the issue of power and control as seen in "The Tempest" and what it says about Shakespeare's society. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines two of the play’s oppositions, barbarism versus civilization and the greedy lust for power versus the benevolent desire for justice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines how love often hides political and personal powers as seen in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. No additional sources cited.

In six pages an analysis of six important passages of William Shakespeare’s plays – Julius Caesar (Act II, Scene i), Merchant of Venice (Act III, Scene ii), The Tempest (Act IV, Scene i), Richard III (Act I, Scene ii), As You Like It (Act II, Scene vii), and Hamlet (Act V, Scene ii) – is ...

A 4 page research paper/essay that analyzes this work. Shakespeare is a master craftsman at language, as he expertly selects words and phrases that are not only lyrically poetic, but also advance his dramatic aims in terms of characterization and construction of related themes. To illustrate this point, this analysis focuses specifically on the ...

This 5 page paper looks at David Scott Kastan's piece entitled "'The Duke of Milan/ And his brave son': Old Histories and New in The Tempest" and opposes it. The importance of politics and colonialism in Shakespearean literature is discussed. No additional sources cited.

A 3 page essay that analyzes the role of Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Throughout the play, Caliban is relegated to sub-human status in the European perspective. Examination of Shakespeare's use of Caliban provides insight into the European mindset of this period, while also showing that while Shakespeare was a product of his era--in that ...

In three pages this paper presents a thematic comparative analysis of these works. No additional sources are listed in the bibliography.

A 5 page analysis of a short passage in the second act of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, in which Gonzalo outlines his ideas for the ideal kingdom. The paper argues that Gonzalo’s ideas are completely unworkable, not only because they go against the laws of physical nature, but because they violate human nature as well. ...

This 7 page report discusses the world of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” The spectacle and exotic setting of “The Tempest” serve as the real story more than any sense of a strongly developed plot. It is the nuance of plot involving the rivalry, status, and comparison of the wild and “primitive” world compared to the “civilized” world that serves as ...

This 3 page paper explicates Johnson’s Preface to Shakespeare. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

An 8 page research paper that compares and contrasts Shakespeare's The Tempest and Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. The writer argues each poet created complex verse whose true meaning involves understanding the significance of symbolism and imagery. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper suggesting one way in which the character of Caliban might be portrayed in Shakespeare's play. The paper asserts that although Shakespeare clearly intended for Caliban to be portrayed as somewhat reptilian, there is no evidence for seeing Caliban as an Oriental scavenger, an African warrior, or a European wild man. Rather, ...

A 5 page paper which examines to what extent Prospero can only be fully understood in relation to other great tragic figures. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the message of forgiveness and mercy in these two plays. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper evaluates a portion of the work that involves Stephano. How Stephano sees himself, how the audience views him and how other characters--particularly Caliban--view him is the focus of this paper. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which examines the acts of magic and artistic creation as it relates to the character of Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page paper which examines how Shakespeare presents the nature of these concepts, i.e., good as beautiful and evil as ugly, in his final play. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses the overt use of water throughout Shakespeare's play, The Tempest. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 3 page paper explores Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in order to analyze how this author communicated his ideas about colonialism. This paper furthermore draws significant parallels between the story and the real-life situation of Puerto Rico and their historical issues with colonialism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page internal analysis of William Shakespeare’s final play, and how it continues to speak to contemporary audiences and readers. No additional sources are used.

This 5 page paper evaluates a portion of the work that involves Prospero. How Prospero sees himself, how the audience views him and how other characters--particularly Ferdinand--view him is the focus of this paper. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper examines The Tempest and Henry V and assesses how each interprets the concept of sovereignty. The utilization of symbolism in The Tempest is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page research paper that, first of all, offers a comprehensive summation of the plot of The Tempest. Then, the writer discusses overall Shakespearean background, compares The Tempest to other Shakespearean plays and discusses how to classify this play, arguing that it is not what modern audiences would define as a comedy. Bibliography lists ...

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