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An 8 page paper which examines how “The Tempest” reflects Shakespeare’s life, specifically, in terms of people, events, places, prevalent social system, and educational opportunities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A five page paper looking at these two works in terms of their treatment of the concept of the “natural slave.” The paper concludes that if by “natural slave,” Aristotle meant that one’s fitness to rule or serve is based on one’s aristocratic or menial birth, Shakespeare would have disagreed with that. But he would ...

In five pages this paper compares and contrasts the original play with the 2010 film version. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

A 5 page paper which examines which specific institution, force or character is most responsible for Prospero's resolution that leads to the play's conclusion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 10 page paper which examines colonization and self-discovery as seen in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 7 page paper discusses the unique aspects of the character Prospero. The play is a romance in the classic sense due to its themes of heroism, redemption, and well as triumph and accomplishment. Though the island is a magical place, Shakespeare makes sure the audience understands that real people inhabit it. At the center ...

A 4 page paper which examines why Shakespeare makes the protagonist of his final play so cold, and considers whether or not he is simply cold and distant or if he possesses other personality traits that are important to the makeup of his character. Also discussed is what this reveals about Prospero’s overall designs ...

This 3 page report discusses several of the master-slave relationships of 'The Tempest.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page paper which compares and contrasts how these concepts would be predominantly interpreted by Shakespeare’s audience in contrast with the postmodern perspective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts these plays on the basis of mood, setting, imagery, theme, magic, characters and plot structure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts the way in which the theme of reality vs. illusion is portrayed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 7 page report discusses the ways in which in much of Shakespeare’s work, the supernatural -- in the form of ghosts, fairies, strange creatures, and unnatural weather phenomena -- exist as much as a character in the play as any of the flesh and blood characters. In several of Shakespeare’s other works, the function of the supernatural is a ...

A 3 page paper which examines the ways in which Shakespeare conveys imagery in his final play. No additional sources are used.

A 4 page paper which examines the lessons of revenge and justice. No additional sources are used.

This 3 page paper discusses the nature of the themes in Shakespeare's Tempest. Two passages are analyzed for Marxist tendencies and formalist tendencies. Quotes cited from the text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 5 page essay that offers a descriptive and interpretative analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The writer argues that while Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of his shortest plays, it is also one of the most complex because it abounds in symbolism that spoke to Shakespeare's Elizabethan audience about the role of the monarchy, and ...

This 4 page paper comprises a memo to Shakespeare suggesting he write a science fiction screenplay based on the character of Ariel in “The Tempest,” and then it discusses five stories and what makes them science fiction tales. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper evaluates the character of Miranda and the purpose she serves in William Shakespeare's last completed play, "The Tempest."

A 3 page essay that analyzes Shakespeare's use of appearance and politics in The Tempest. In this play, Shakespeare created a world in which no one was as they appeared to be, particularly Prospero. But also in nearly every scene, there are political issues at work. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares Sophocles' Antigone and Shakespeare's The Tempest. The writer argues that one of the major themes in each of these works is what constitutes a good ruler and the characteristics of successful governance. Creon and Prospero are compared. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper which examines the significance of the island location in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. No additional sources cited.

A 3 page paper which examines the importance of magic and enchantment in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. No additional sources cited.

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A 5 page paper which examines various elements in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” No additional sources cited.

This 6 page paper discusses the character of Prospero in William Shakespeare's last completed play, "The Tempest" (first published in 1623) to determine whether or not he is based on The Bard himself.

This 5 page paper examines William Shakespeare's last completed play, "The Tempest," and focuses upon its three-plot structure of betrayal, love and forgiveness and how the plots are ultimately intertwined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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