Destabilization Of Power In Prospero's

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Through the initial flattening and destabilization of the once existent social hierarchy in both texts, characters are forced to examine their attitudes to power, dominance and through self-examination, discover that power comes from within. The eponymous tempest that occurs in Act 1 of Shakespeare play, the illusion of a storm, which places everyone In Prospero’s power, reveals that the courtly order of Milan becomes meaningless when everyone is in the same boat and that true nobility is based on an inner quality and not an outer rank.

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