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Who Is Responsible For Prospero's Exile

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For Prospero, being exiled may have had some benefits. It seems as though he’s had A LOT of time to study and focus all his energy into his most “prized possessions”. The books, which are the source of his “art”, have now helped him master and perfect his magic. The reasons behind Prospero’s exile could be narrowed down to two categories: bureaucratic/political and metaphysical/mystical. When Prospero narrates the story of his brother’s betrayal to Miranda, it is abundant with political conspiracy. On the one hand, Prospero is the victim of a treacherous betrayal, on the other, he made himself vulnerable by completely immersing himself in his books. He made it possible -too easy- for Antonio to seize his brother’s position. PROSPERO: “Those
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