When I was reading The Tempest, it struck me that it echoed familiar themes and even wordings from another Shakespeare play…. Macbeth! (Thus the title MACTEMPEST YES!) Yes I know a lot of Shakespeare play incorporates magic, but these two particular plays (and sort of Hamlet) utilize the supernatural to underline the suspense of the play.  In Macbeth there are the three witches while in The Tempest there exists Ariel and Prospero’s magical abilities. And much in line with Shakespeare’s style (and a generally romantic style) both plays have a powerful element of nature. In Macbeth right before Macbeth murders Duncan an ominous storm brews outside while Prospero utilizes Ariel’s ability to conjure up a storm to lure his victims to the island.

Cheers,

Celine

 

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