The Tempest

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The tempest represents the political upheaval in the play. When the courtiers and their ship are tossed by the storm, nature and the sailors suddenly have more power than the courtiers. This state of disorder continues throughout the play until the injustice done to Prospero is righted at the end. After Prospero has regained his dukedom, he promises his guests "calm seas" and favorable winds for their journey home.
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The Tempest Symbol Timeline in The Tempest

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Tempest appears in The Tempest. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, scene 2
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Miranda and Prospero watch the tempest from the shore of an island. Miranda pities the seafarers, saying "O, I have suffered... (full context)