Essay The Tempest Play Verse Movie

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The movie and the play of “The Tempest” both have many similarities in areas such as the characters, the plot, the theme, and style. Although, the issue is that there are some rather large discrepancies between the movie and the play, such as in the setting, some of the events, and even missing characters. The first major similarity between the play ands the movie of “The Tempest” is in the characters. To start, there is Prosper in the movie, who is Prospero in the play, both men are wise old magically men who after being secluded to an island, show their indignation by trapping many other characters with him using his magic in an odious way to conjure a storm. Then there is Prosper(o)’s brother(s) who both use the ebbing political power…show more content…
Also, the play is set on a large island in the middle of a large ocean, or sea; while the movie is set on a little tiny island in the middle of a swamp in Louisiana. Although there are definite similarities between the characters in the movie and the play, Prosper(o)’ abominable brother for example, there are many discrepancies between the movie and the play. One of the differences is that the far from abstemious butler, Stephano; as well as the bard Trinculo. Another difference is that in the movie, Ariel is a man, while in the Play; Ariel is an apparition or a spirit. Also, Adrian and Francisco , who hardly have enough lines to give their salutations in the play, are not in the movie at all either. There are also some differences, and some similarities between the play and the movie with some of the events. One similarity is when Gata-Man/Caliban tries to get an indulgence out of Miranda when she is young. There are many dissimilarities between the play and the movie, many of these are caused by the absence of many characters. Even the absence of the malignant characters Stephano and Trinculo are missing, removing the scene of Stephano finding Caliban and Trinculo, and multiple other scenes. In the end, the movie and the play of “The Tempest” are very similar, although they still have many discrepancies. Overall, “The Tempest” shows the precursors of many movies, and remakes to
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