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Small groups of characters linked or countbalancing in the "TEMPEST" (Shakespeare)?
it is often possible in "the tempest" to see some characters or small groups of characters as linked or counterbalancing one another. Point out which ones they are............ PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–11, although some researchers have argued for an earlier dating. Its protagonist is the banished sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, who uses his magical powers to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore. The entire play takes place on an island under his control whose native inhabitants, Ariel and Caliban, aid (or in the case of Caliban, hinder) his work. While listed as a comedy when it was initially published in the First Folio of 1623, many modern editors have since re-labeled the play as one of Shakespeare's late romances.
No obvious single source has been found from which Shakespeare may have derived his plot. However, the play does seem to draw on several then-contemporary accounts of shipwrecks in the New World, as well as the works of Montaigne and Ovid's Metamorphoses. The play's basic structure reflects that of the then-popular Italian commedia dell'arte. It is the only one of Shakespeare's plays which follows the neoclassical three unities. Around the 1950s and 60s, The Tempest attracted a lot of attention from post-colonial critics for its portrayal of Ariel's and Caliban's reactions to foreign control of their island.