character in Shakespeare's play The Tempest
In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, Miranda is the beautiful daughter of the old Duke Prospero.
Miranda is a naive 15-year-old girl. She and her father were cast away by her uncle Antonio who wanted the throne and has been on a deserted island since she was three. Her father Prospero sends Ariel, his spirit servant, to fetch Ferdinand and arranges things so that the two will come to love one another.