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Prospero and Miranda's relationship in the Tempest is a strongly bonded one.
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Prospero and Miranda's relationship in the Tempest is a strongly bonded one. However, Prospero has a very strict control over Miranda, especially any aspects relating to sexual relations. Prospero loves having and controlling power, and Miranda is another thing to add to his list, which he can have complete power over. Like every parent and their children, they are bound to have arguments at some points through their life, but these hardly change the relationship between them. In the time that Shakespeare was writing this play, woman played less important roles in society that men did, so we have to take this into account. There are also many different ways in interpreting what Shakespeare has said, so sometimes, we have to choose what we, ourselves think is right.
From the beginning of the play, we can tell that Prospero and Miranda's relationship is a strong one, when Prospero uniforms her of their past. Miranda is obviously very close to her father, because when he tells Miranda about being usurped by his "false brother" Antonio, this immediately provokes hatred in Miranda. If she wasn't so close to her father, and did not love him as much, then
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