Miranda (Shakespeare)

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Miranda and the Tempest (1916) by John William Waterhouse

In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, Miranda is the beautiful daughter of the old Duke Prospero.

Miranda is a naive 15 year old girl. She and her Father were cast away by her uncle Antonio who wanted the throne and has been on a deserted island since she was 3. Her father Prospero sends Ariel, his spirit servant, to fetch Ferdinand and arranges things so that the two will come to love one another.

Miranda with Prospero by William Maw Egley