在这个岛上，有许多不同类型的人，他们的知识和权力有不同的含义。像普洛斯彼罗一样，他的魔力是他从书本中学习和知识的结果。他控制了一个怪物，卡利班和一个精灵，阿里尔与他的魔法力量获得了他广泛的知识。普洛斯彼罗甚至利用他的魔法知识从女巫西科拉克斯手中夺取了海岛的权力(Pesta 273-285)。另一方面，安东尼奥知道自己精明的头脑，获得了米兰和岛上的权力，他密谋反对那不勒斯国王，并鼓励塞巴斯蒂安杀死他。他的知识仅限于阴谋获得王国的权力(火花笔记:暴风雨:主题，主题和符号)。和对知识的追求一样，该剧的另一个主题是对权力的追求。在岛上，每个人都试图压倒对方来取得主动权(Sparknotes: the Tempest: Themes, Motifs & Symbols)。
The Tempest is one of the richest plays written by great author William Shakespeare. The play portrays the characters in different shades. Some are represented as evil like Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio and Caliban, while some has been portrayed good like Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand and even Ariel, the airy spirit. However, the main themes of the play are the quest for knowledge and the pursuit of power hence it is clear that the author has tried to show a relation between knowledge and power. Here in this essay, this relationship will be described in detail and how different types of knowledge relate to the power dynamics on the island.
The relationship of Knowledge and Power described in The Tempest, though negative, was proved that knowledge is the ultimate king in the end. Although Prospero lost his power while accomplishing his knowledge, he gained it back using his knowledge.
On the island, there were many types of people for whom knowledge and power have different meanings. Like Prospero, his magical power was the result of his learning and knowledge from books. He controlled a monster, Caliban and a spirit, Ariel with his magical powers gained from his extensive knowledge. Prospero even snatched the power of Island from Sycorax, the witch, using his magical knowledge (Pesta 273-285). On the other hand, Antonio with knowledge of his shrewd mind, attained the power of Milan and on the Island, he conspired against the king of Naples and encouraged Sebastian to kill him. His knowledge was limited to do conspiracy to gain the power of kingdom (Sparknotes: The Tempest: Themes, Motifs & Symbols).Like the quest for knowledge, another main theme of the play was quest for power. On the island everyone was trying to overpower the other to take the charge (Sparknotes: The Tempest: Themes, Motifs & Symbols).