Prospero is more interested in his studies than all the work that comes with being Duke of Milan. He gives his brother Antonio some political power to help him with being Duke.
Prospero is too absorbed in his studies too see what is going on around him. While is studying , Antonio is doing his job.
Antonio begins to turn everyone against Prospero by making them loyal to himself. Even he begins to believe that he is the Duke.
Prospero and his young daughter Miranda are forced to leave Milan in secret. Prospero was overthrown by his brother and they are being sent away
Prospero and Miranda are force on to an unfit boat to bring them away, that is likely to not make it. A nice man Gonzalo, gives Prospero supplies and some of his personal collection from his library to help them on their journey.
Prospero and Miranda finally reach the island. Somehow they stay alive using the supplies given to them by Gonzalo and do not know where they are.