Since nature has been a present theme in all the poems and books we have read, I wanted to know what you guys thought about the role nature plays in the tempest.

First off, Tempest is a violent and windy storm. This obviously is referring to the storm that Prospero created to start off his plan at getting revenge. I feel like Prospero misuses the power of nature to reach his selfish and maybe incorrect goal/dream (if you consider his goal of getting revenge selfish). This shows how  many people can use the different aspects of nature for different reasons.

In the movie that we watched in class the sky seems to indicate a tone or feeling in this scene. In Miranda and Ferdinand’s love scene the sky was bright and sunny. However when Caliban and Staphano made the deal, the sky seemed to be coudly, maybe foreshadowing some negative events?

What do you guys think?


Khadijah Omerdin