The Tempest

by

William Shakespeare

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The Tempest Symbols

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Prospero's Cloak and Books

Prospero's cloak and books are the source of his power. He deliberately takes off his cloak at two points in the play: once when he tells Miranda of their history, and again at the end… (read full symbol analysis)

The Tempest

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… (read full symbol analysis)