The Tempest



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AdrianAdrian is a lord, a follower of Alonso, in The Tempest.
AlonsoAlonso is the King of Naples, an enemy to Prospero, in The Tempest. He mourns for his son, Ferdinand, who he believes is drowned.
Antonio (3)Antonio is the brother of Prospero in The Tempest. He conspires with Sebastian to murder Alonzo and Gonzalo.
ArielAriel is a spirit, controlled (but eventually freed) by Prospero in The Tempest.
BoatswainThe Boatswain is a character in the first and last acts of The Tempest.
CalibanCaliban, son of the witch Sycorax, is a deformed slave to Prospero in The Tempest.
CeresCeres (myth) is presented by a masquer in The Tempest.
Ferdinand (2)Ferdinand is the only son of Alonzo (King of Naples) in The Tempest. Ferdinand falls in love with Miranda, and his love is tested by Prospero.
Francisco (2)Francisco is a lord, a follower of Alonso, in The Tempest.
GonzaloGonzalo is a courtier to Alonzo in The Tempest.
IrisIris (myth) is depicted by a masquer in The Tempest.
JunoJuno (myth) is presented by a masquer in The Tempest.
MarinersA number of mariners are supernumerary characters in The Tempest.
Master (2)A Master captains Alonso's ship, in The Tempest.
MirandaMiranda is the 15 year old daughter of Prospero in The Tempest. She falls in love with Ferdinand.
ProsperoProspero is the central character of The Tempest, the wronged Duke of Milan, set adrift with his daughter Miranda, twelve years before the play begins. He has become a sorcerer and is lord of the enchanted island.
Sebastian (1)Sebastian is the brother of Alonso in The Tempest. He conspires with Antonio to murder Alonzo and Gonzalo.
Stephano (2)Stephano is a drunken butler in The Tempest. He conspires with Caliban and Trinculo to kill Prospero and become king of the island.
TrinculoTrinculo is a clown, a friend to Stephano, in The Tempest.


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