The Tempest can be a soap show on today’s television

Walt Whitman

Many a times i have seen the distresses of familiar feud. My favorite part of The Tempest in Act 3 scene 1 was when Ferdinand and Miranda ended up speaking to each other about their love for one another, even though i am known for writing very detailed sexual scenes, i would of written better, no offense Shakes. I love when Miranda asks Ferdinand if he loves her and he enthusiastically replies that he does. I know he is the King of Naples but she doesn’t care about his title and she is more concerned with his love for her, now that’s real love. They wed. Act 3 scene 2 begins with a quarrel between Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban, but it ends with all of them agreeing with a master plan to get Stephano the throne. But in scene 3 Ariel lets us know why Ferdinand ends up dead and its because of sin. It turns from a nice loving scene in Act 2 into sinful scene in Act 3.
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Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

1 thought on “The Tempest can be a soap show on today’s television

  1. As is seems Mr.Whitman, Shakespare prehaps didn't want a full detailed exploration of sex, rather than that of love. I must say in most cases it is alot more satisfying to imagine such an intimate moment. I agree when you say that Miranda did not care about his title. Ferdinand has what every man thrives for, but yet it doesn't phase Miranda. She wants him and only him regardless of his societal standing. Ferdinand knew without a doubt this is the woman he has to be with forever, and they become one. I am ready to see the unfolding of Ariel and in fact what is going to happen as we have come to learn Ferdinand is no longer.

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