The Theme of Political Corruption in William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”


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The Theme of Political Corruption in William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
This drama study will examine the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare. By unveiling the political corruption that Prospero must face with Caliban, Shakespeare brings forth plans of murder and usurpation within the plot of the story, especially in light of the servants that must constantly partake in the political corruption that Prospero and Antonio bring forth. Although many attempts are made to steal the power that Prospero’s Dukedom offer, the play ends with the triumph of royalty over political rivals. In essence, by analyzing this quote from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest defines the theme of political corruption as the island survivors of the shipwreck...
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.....peare reveals a commentary on political intrigue and corruption in his character conflicts. Also, the comparison of Prospero to Satan in this textual analysis describes the way in which political corruption draws these powerful entities into further deception and trickery against their adversaries. These are the ways in which Milton and Shakespeare provide a similar context in which political corruption is an integral part in how these characters revel against the law in order to achieve a means to an end.
Works Cited:
Bloom, Harold. William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. New York; Chelsea house, 1996.
Shakespeare, William. “The Tempest.” 2009. Shakespeare Online. January 22, 2009. <>