Tales from Shakespeare Setting & Symbolism

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An Enchanted Island, appears in The Tempest

This is an island where a witch named Sycorax traps spirits in trees. Shortly after she dies, Prospero and his small daughter, Miranda, are cast upon the island in a small boat. The boat contains books on magic with which Prospero releases the spirits; chief among them is Ariel, who becomes his faithful servant. Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, live in a large cave on the island until, with the aid of his spirits, Prospero causes a tempest which casts upon the island his former enemies: his brother Antonio and the king of Naples. Prospero and his enemies are reconciled and all leave the island at the end of the tale.

An Enchanted Wood near Athens, appears in A Midsummer Night's Dream

An imaginary wood near Athens where Titania and Oberon, king and queen of the fairies, and their tiny fairy...

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