- Ariel being freed
- Everyone gets a happy ending, more or less
- In the end, Caliban finally gets the island to himself after the humans leave.
- Act IV, Scene I:Ariel:Before you can say 'come' and 'go,'And breathe twice and cry 'so, so,'Each one, tripping on his toe,Will be here with mop and mow.Do you love me, master? no?Prospero:Dearly my delicate Ariel.
- When Miranda first hears the story of how she and her father were stranded at sea when she was a baby, she thinks she must have made things harder for him. Far from it — Prospero tells her she saved him, protecting him from despair and giving him the strength to go on.
Heartwarming / The Tempest