Miranda is Prospero’s daughter. Though she has some vague memories of her time at court when she was a toddler, in the main she has no recollection of a life other than being isolated on an island with no company but her father and Caliban.
She is by nature kind, taking pity on the unknown travelers on the ship she sees sinking in the storm. She helped to educate Caliban and took pity on him until he attempted to rape her, since when she has preferred to have no contact with him. She falls completely in love with the first young man she sees, and is shocked when her father is unkind to him. She claims to have never seen him act that way before, despite having witnessed how Prospero acts to Caliban. She tries to ease Ferdinand’s burdens as much as she can. Among her accomplishments is chess playing.