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William Shakespeare has occupied a lofty position in the history of English literature for his extraordinary power of characterization. He is a great painter of characters in English literature. His characters have a universal appeal. His portrayal of characters is unforgettable. We may forget our close friends but we never forget his characters like- Prospero. Prospero is one of the most interesting and unforgettable characters ever created by William Shakespeare. Just put on Sketch the  Character of Prospero. He is painted with the utmost care and affection in the remarkable play, The Tempest. Prospero is its dramatic center.

Prospero is the central character of the play. His importance is proven from the beginning to the end of the play. He is an impressive character. Prospero's very name symbolizes both prosperity and providence. Prospero has multiple roles such as a man and father and on the other side as a magician and ruler. He is the Duke of Milan. He has suffered heavily at the hands of his enemies. His chief enemy was his own brother Antonio who conspired against him with the active help and cooperation of Alonso and Sebastian. For this intrigue, Prospero was driven out of his dukedom along with his little daughter Miranda.

Prospero is not an ordinary person. Actually, he is an exceptional type of person. He is a person of supernatural type. With his supernatural powers, he becomes all-powerful. With his supernatural power, now he can raise storms, control lighting, and command spirits, and fairies. He is a magician who can control even the forces of Nature. He has gained these supernatural powers using his continuous study of books dealing with the knowledge of magic. Through the powers of magic, he controls Ariel,  an airy spirit. The most important aspect of Prospero's character is his love for his beloved daughter Miranda. prospero is a most affectionate father.  He loves his daughter Miranda very much. His love for Miranda is unbounded. She was almost life to him. He has no other interest in life. The following two lines express truthfully his love for his daughter-

 I have done nothing but in care of thee, my dear one, thee, my daughter." 
The relationship between Ariel and Caliban is also the most striking feature of Prospero's character. He is a considerate master of Ariel and a cruel master of Caliban. To sum up, we may say that Prospero is the central character of the play, The Tempest.   He is an ideal of ripe manhood. He is a learned man, a scholar, and a magician. His magic is an important aspect of his character. He has a god-like capacity to control all around him. He has also a forgiving nature. That is why he forgives his brother Antonio. In short, he is the dramatic center in The Tempest.


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