- RAVE:The Tempest
- April 28th, 2010
So, this is my third time starting out and I just might scream. Anyway, I thought the book was okay. It had some funny parts and it was not as difficult to read and understand as i thought it was going to be so that is a plus, I suppose.
Prospero is this wizard magic guy stuck on an island with his daughter, Miranda, due to his bother's hostle take over of his dukeship of Milan. However, I can understand why his brother, Antonio I believe, did it. prospero would just lock himself in his study with all his books and things while his brother was left to run everything, minus the benifits or thanks or anything. I mean, total takeover is a bit extreme but I can understand why he did it. Unfortunatly, he was also going to kill prospero but Gonzalo, a council man, stepped in and made sur ethey had food and a book prospero had asked for. Nice guy, if a bit dense at times.
Prospero's daughter, Miranda, is niave and innocent. She ends up falling in love with the king's, Alonso, son Ferdinand when they all "conveniently" get starnded on the same island with prospero. I didn't care about Miranda and Ferdinand's love and junk.
Now, Ariel was interesting. He was in sevice to Prospero as he had saved Ariel's life. They discuss for a while about when Ariel will be freed and that brings up Caliban. Caliban is another spirity thing like Ariel but he hates his sevice. It is his own fault though. Prospero treated caliban with nothing but kindness until Caliban tried to rape Miranda and now Prospero tortures caliban with hurtful agony and what not.
I thought it was pretty messed up when Antonio tried yto get sebastion, the king's brother, to kill the king so he could take his place, just like Antonio had done to prospero. Jerk. It was really funny though, when they were both standing over the king and gonzalo when they were sleeping. When they woke up they were all like "...What are you guys doing with those swords?" And they were all like "We... uh... um... were... protecting you?" Satying it as almost a half question. It was soooo pathetic, hahahaha!
Anyway, It all works out in the end due to Mirand's and Ferdinand's wedding since the king was like "Since you are my daughter now I have to fix all this mess." and he did so that is good.
Oh, the weird blanket thing with the drunks and Caliban was also pretty funny, along with the squeling over the shiny clothes. That is about all my thoughts on this book... yeah, that's it.