The Tempest

The Tempest is considered to be a Romance
elements of a romance persistence of magic
comedies end in marriage 1
tragedies end in death
theme throughout the tempest marriage 2
This play is written in ___ and is one of Shakespeare’s ____ plays 1611, last
The tempest is a response to New World Exploration because it is set on a Mediterranean island
Rightful duke of milan and the governor of the mysterious island Prospero
Prospero’s daughter Miranda
Miranda has never seen anyone besides her father and caliban
The duke of milan and prospero’s brother Antonio 1
King of Naples Alonzo
Alonzo’s brother Sebastian
The Handsome son of Alonzo Ferdinand
The only honest man in the tempest Gonzalo
two characters that have very small parts Adrian and Francisco
Stephano and Trinculo a drunk and a jester who are comic relief
prospero’s servant who is technically the rightful king of the island Caliban
Caliban is the rightful king of the island because he is the son of a witch who ruled before prospero
Ariel is a good spirit who wants to help the colonizers
how is prospero writing the tempest? with his mind
Prospero is thought to represent shakespeare
Prospero’s underlying goal regain his throne as duke of milan
audience was considered to be going to HEAR a play not see it(audi)
shakespeare uses many metaphors
Act 1 starts out on a ship during a storm
Prospero and Ariel make a plan to crash the ship
survivors of the shipwreck end up on different parts of island
by having different groups, each group thinks (also told by ariel) that the others are dead
Prospero neglects his political duties because he was so wrapped up in magic
_____ was doing all the hard parts of being a duke Antonio 2
Antonio wants to leave Prospero somewhere to die
Wherefore= Why!
Gonzalo is the only likeable character in the story
Gonzalo saves them from certain doom
political side to the story naples and milan have sinned
how will kingdoms be united again? by marriage
promise Prospero made to ariel he would give her freedom after he does his duties
when caliban talks back to prospero we realize that he is a smart ass and not cordial
_____ orginally loved Prospero and Miranda and showed them ____ Caliban, the island
After he shows him the island, prospero takes control of the island and enslaves caliban
Caliban once tried to rape miranda
____ sings a song about _____ Ariel, Ferdinand
Prospero wants Ferdinand and _____ to get ____ Miranda, married
Prospero has to keep Ferdinand and Miranda apart because the plan is working so well
prospero threatens to do what to Ferdinand and why? chain him up, because he “believes” him to be a spy
ferdinand gets _____ when he draws his sword at Prospero frozen
Sebastion is encouraged by ______ to take over the Antonio, kingdom of naples
Gonzalo starts to imagine ____ when he sees the island and everyone _____ at him utopia, laughs
a plan to kill alonzo is ruined when gonzalo wakes up alonzo
want to kill alonzo antonio and sebastian
trinculo asks _____ if he is a man or a ___ Caliban, fish
Stephano and Trinculo are tricked to they can be lords of their own island
Ferdinand doesn’t mind being enslaved by prospero because he’s in love with miranda and gets to see her all day
Miranda and Ferdinand agree to get married at the end of the scene
If Trinculo and Stephano overthrow Prospero they can have Miranda
many people have seen prospero as a tyrant
ariel transforms into a monster (harpie)
Prospero is interested in marrying off his daughter for political and social reasons
Although he wants them to get married, Prospero does not want them to have sex
If Ferdinand and Miranda have sex before the wedding they will be barren
this threat is real threat to Ferdinand because prospero is a powerful enchanter
Ferdinand and Miranda are forced to watch a play that explains that he wants them to have children but not to enjoy sex
during the play prospero remembers that caliban is coming to kill them
In the monolouge Prospero sounds like shakespeare
Stephano and trinculo sees the men trying on clothes
Ariel unleashes spirits in the shape of dogs that chase and bite them
Act 5 starts by saying this is the day they finally solve all of their problems
In the soliloquy he promises to give up magic
alonzo wishes he had been drowned instead of his son
Miranda says that there are a lot of sexy people in the new world she wants to see
all of the characters gather on the stage after they all agree to go back to naples for the big wedding
caliban is not a monster but instead he is a dark skinned native
caliban gives a speech and asks for an applause
Whom does Caliban mistake for one of Prospero’s spirits sent to torment him? trinculo
What was Prospero’s title before his position was usurped and he was forced to flee Italy? duke of milan
From which country is Alonso’s ship returning when it is caught in the tempest? tunis
How long have Prospero and Miranda been on their island? twelve years
What was the name of Caliban’s mother? sycorax
Over how many days does the action of The Tempest take place one
Which mythical figures appear in the wedding masque Prospero stages for Miranda and Ferdinand? ceres, iris, juno
Which character is Prospero’s brother? antonio
Which character is Sebastian’s brother? alonso
What do we see Miranda and Ferdinand doing in the play’s final scene? playing chess
What shape does Ariel assume at the magical banquet in Act III, scene iii? harpy
What do Prospero and Ariel set out as bait for Caliban, Trinculo, and Stephano? glistening apparel
What does Caliban say must be done before Prospero can be killed? his books must be seized
What is the name of Alonso’s daughter? claribel
What does Prospero give as his reason for treating Caliban badly? caliban tried to rape miranda
Who helped Prospero and Miranda to flee Italy? gonzalo
Where does Ariel put the mariners and Boatswain after the tempest asleep in the ship in the harbor
Inside a stone Where did Sycorax imprison Ariel?
What task are both Caliban and Ferdinand forced to perform? carrying wood
Who persuades Sebastian to try to kill Alonso? antonio
What does Prospero intend to “drown” after he has reconciled with his enemies? his book
What does Caliban say is his “chief profit” from learning language? he knows how to curse
Which characters do Stephano and Trinculo most clearly parody antonio and sebastion
What is the final task Prospero orders Ariel to perform? to give fleet calm seas on its return to italy
We are told that one of the following characters has visited England. Which one? trinculo
At the beginning of the play, Alonso is returning home from: his daughters wedding
In Act I, the mariners decide to abandon ship because they were under a spell
Ferdinand initially falls in love with Miranda due to: ariel’s enchantment
Who forms a plot to take Alonso’s crown? sebastion and antonio
Antonio and Sebastian’s murder plot is thwarted in Act III by: a banquet brought by the spirits
In Act V, Prospero primarily blames whom for the crimes against him? alonso
Which of these things does Caliban NOT promise to Stephano? magical powers via ariel
In Act I, Miranda is upset with her father because: mariniers might have been hurt in the storm

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