Prospero gives his brother Antonio control of the government of Milan even though Prospero is the Duke. Prospero would rather spend his time studying than working in the government.
You can control the government
As Antonio gains more power in the government through his new job he begins to make changes to the government. Antonio wants more power in the government and wants to be the Duke of Milan as he is enjoying the power his new job gives him.
I want more power!
Antonio has his guards force Prospero and Miranda out of Milan. Antonio is now the Duke of Milan because he has overthrown Prospero.
The kingdom is mine!
Antonio's guards force Prospero and Miranda onto an old, broken ship. The guards give them no supplies or anything to survive the journey because Antonio is trying to kill Prospero and Miranda at sea so he can be the Duke.
We'll never survive the journey
Get on the ship now!
Gonzalo brings Prospero and Miranda supplies that will hopefully prevent them from dying at sea. Gonzalo also brings Prospero books which is very meaningful to him because he enjoys studying and values it over being the Duke.
Thank you for your help!
Here are supplies for the journey
With the help from Gonzalo, Prospero and Miranda safely arrive at an island. They live on this island for the next 12 years until the story begins with the two still living on the island.