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We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Magical and dreamlike in its tone, Shakespeares The Tempest begins with a storm of epic proportions and a shipwreck. Banished from Italy, Prospero lives on a remote island with his daughter. Using his magic, he vows to seek revenge on the injustice dealt to him by his brother, but in doing so, Shakespeare questions the difficulty of distinguishing men from monsters, and the realities of justice.