Analysis Of Richard Linklater 's ' The Tempest '

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The nature of discovery, while complex, can lead to a transformative contemplation of new worlds and values concerning both one 's self and one 's world. It is the personal discoveries and rediscoveries made thorough the reflection of past actions or experiences that allows an individual to ponder their perception of world views and values in a new light. A diary is often used as a means of self-reflection and as a way to record your valued thoughts which overtime can become an expression of inner awareness. Sometimes if re-read, morals and views which had not yet been realised can become prominent in one 's life. The play The Tempest written by William Shakespeare encompasses many personal discoveries, which lead to consideration of the authority the characters rightfully possess and the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in their lives. Similarly the modern film Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater, also explores these ideas, however, they are depicted in relation to growing from childhood to adulthood and developing an individual ethical compass.

In The Tempest, Shakespeare uses Usurpation to critique the characters discoveries of rightful authority according to the hierarchy of Elizabethan society. The audience is positioned to question accepted lines of leadership when Prospero recalls his past and Miranda is manipulated by negative connotation “sucked my verdure out on 't" to believe revenge is required for his stolen throne. However, Shakespeare reveals,…
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