Essay 2, a five-page research paper, is due by midnight on Dec. 2. Your essay should respond to one of the following prompts and include at least three secondary sources from the library or a reliable website (not Sparknotes, Wikipedia, etc). - Research the source material for The Tempest and make some claims about Shakespeare's goal in writing the play. What was he commenting on? Possible topics are colonialism, monarchy, the shipwreck he read about in the local paper, or Marlowe's legacy.