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One of the issues dealt within William Shakespeares play, The Tempest, is exactly the issue of the desire for control, power imbalance and challenging authority, the natural order. Through the construction of the characters in the play, Shakespeare por

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University Degree The Tempest

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Power can be described as the fundamental motivation for humans. The issues caused by the desire for power are dealt with even in the earliest forms of literature. The Bible portrays the story about Lucifer who in his attempt to become God, the ultimate power grab, fell from Heaven. The fallen angel Lucifer, as Satan, acting through the serpent, suggested to Adam and Eve, the first humans, that they could become God themselves, luring them into rebellion. Following this pattern set by their original parents, all humans are driven by a desire to be God, ultimately have the greatest power and control over everything in their surroundings. Humans, now believed to be in a fallen condition as Adam and Eve have never redeemed themselves, are continually trying to gain power. Even members of one's own family or friends attempt to gain control over each other. One of the issues dealt within William Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, is exactly the issue of the desire for control, power imbalance and challenging authority, the natural order. Through the construction of the characters in the play, Shakespeare portrays different levels of power and the imbalance of self-given authority within a microcosm of a

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