Prospero was once the Duke of Milan. Prospero wanted to focus on studies than to actually be the Duke of Milan. He decided to give his position to Antonio.
Antonio, Propero's brother, decided to team up with the King of Naples to kick out Prospero. The King of Naples never liked Prospero so he happily helped Antonio. They worked together and successfully kicked out Prospero.
Antonio and the King of Naples put Prospero and Miranda on a very bad ship to take them somewhere else. Their intentions were to put them on a horrible boat that would hopefully sink with Prospero and Miranda on it.
Prospero and Miranda were on a ship that was in very bad condition. The ship was so unsanitary and the ship was not prepared to be sent out to sea with people on it. Prospero was just so grateful to have Miranda with him because she was what kept him sane.
While Prospero and Miranda were on the ship, a man named Gonzalo helped them so much. Gonzalo helped them by giving them necessary things like food, water, clothes and he even gave Prospero books because he knew how much Prospero loved to read.
Prospero and Miranda were able to arrive on the island safely. Prospero was very thankful for the help that he received from Gozalo and he was just very thankful that him and Miranda were able to make it to the Island in one piece.