The Tempest. Problem: To avoid making Prospero seem paternal, Miranda insipid. Method: Understand their quirks and problems, including their relationship to Caliban. . Solution. The Tempest is about freedom.
Prospero calms Miranda’s fears for the victims of the shipwreck, then narrates his and her history in order to control it, blaming himself and others.
(His point is to show the characters are complex, the play open to interpretation, not to focus on the scene as a structural unit.)