The Tempest

consider Prosperos appeal to Shakespeare audience and a modern audience

compare what way both audiences would react

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Both audiences would see Prospero as a complicated character. He is bitter about why he is on the island and has spent many years perfecting his magic as a way of gaining revenge. Yet he is somewhat sympathetic in the sense that he lost his kingdom through no real fault of his own. He was not a bad ruler, but made a simple error in trust. At the end, however, he is happy and thus the audience would be happy for him.