Understand every line of The Tempest. Read our modern English translation. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Tempest, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Prospero's attempt to recover his lost dukedom of Milan drives the plot of the Tempest. But Prospero isn't the only character in the play to.
In his pastoral romance, The Tempest, William Shakespeare explores the transformative power of discoveries by removing his characters from the courtly world of Milan and placing them in a natural realm where they experience new and challenging ideas that alter their perceptions of the world.