The Tempest | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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The Tempest | Characters

Character Description
Prospero Prospero, the magician, is the former duke of Milan who was ousted by his brother Antonio. Read More
Ariel Ariel is a spirit who serves Prospero as payment for being rescued from imprisonment in a tree. Read More
Miranda Miranda is Prospero's 15-year-old daughter. Read More
Caliban Caliban, slave of Prospero, is a native inhabitant of the island. Read More
Alonso Alonso is the king of Naples. Read More
Gonzalo Gonzalo is an advisor to King Alonso and old friend of Prospero. Read More
Antonio Antonio, the current duke of Milan, is Prospero's brother. Read More
Adrian Adrian is a lord in King Alonso's court.
Boatswain The boatswain is the leader of the boat's crew.
Ferdinand Ferdinand is the son of the king of Naples.
Francisco Francisco is a lord in King Alonso's court.
Mariners The mariners are the sailors on the ship.
Other spirits Iris, Ceres, Juno, and the Nymphs are spirits that appear in the play.
Sebastian Sebastian is the brother of Alonso.
Shipmaster The shipmaster is the master of Alonso's ship.
Stephano Stephano is the butler of King Alonso.
Sycorax Sycorax is Caliban's mother, a witch who uses magic in evil ways.
Trinculo Trinculo is King Alonso's jester.
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