Sajid Malik In: Drama Explain the Theme of Power in the Tempest. Explain the Theme of Power in the Tempest. ShakespeareTempest 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,299 Points View Profile Best Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 27, 2019 at 11:04 pm There are several and complex power relationships in Tempest. There is the royal patronage that King Alonso offers to his courtiers and servants. In act 1, there is power relationship between the Mariners and their captain. But the dominant power figure is Prospero who rules the Island with total authority. He has hold over the life of his daughter Miranda, his servants like Caliban (man) and Ariel (spirit). Power is also shown in its soft form when Antonio plots with Sebastian and Caliban plots with Stefano to usurp power from their benefactors respectively. Manipulation of characters by Prospero and Ariel (under Prosper’s command and otherwise) is the recurring motif of power. Also the authority that a parent commands over his ward is shown in the case Prospero and the pair of Miranda-Ferdinand. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.