William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
A study of the theme of relinquishing control in Shakespeare’s `The Tempest`.
This paper discusses the primary theme of the play `The Tempest` by William Shakespeare, which is that mankind’s insatiable need for both love and revenge can only be satisfied after one stops trying to force them to be satisfied through control and manipulation.
In The Tempest, Shakespeare not only tells an intricate tale of greed, revenge and love, but he also conveys a message about the consequences of immersing oneself in these emotions. The play is therefore not merely an adventure story about a group of people stranded on a desert island, as it may initially seem. It is, in all actuality, a model for the complexities of human behavior.