The Tempest Quotes explanation

PROSPEROThe government I cast upon my brotherAnd to my state grew stranger, being transportedAnd rapt in secret studies. Thy false uncle- Prospero let his gov’t slide a bit when he got caught up in learning his books
MIRANDA:Your tale, sir, would cure deafness Miranda is very interested in Prospero’s conversation
ARIELPardon, master.I will be correspondent to commandAnd do my spiriting gently. Ariel promises Prospero he will be loyal to him and do all tasks without complaining
FERDINANDMy language! Heavens, I am the best of them that speak this speech,Were I but where ’tis spoken. Ferdinand discovers that Miranda speaks his language and wants to be back to where it is spoken
PROSPEROThey are both in either’s power, but this swift businessI must uneasy make lest too light winningMake the prize light. Prospero realizes he needs to stir up trouble between Ferdinand and Miranda or else they won’t appreciate the value of their love
PROSPEROOne word more. I charge theeThat thou attend me. Thou dost here usurpThe name thou owest not, and hast put thyselfUpon this island as a spy to win itFrom me, the lord on’t. Prospero claims Ferdinand as a spy
FERDINANDAll corners else o’ th’ earthLet liberty make use of. Space enoughHave I in such a prison. Ferdinand says he just wants to be able to see Miranda and a prison would at least give him that much freedom
SEBASTIONSir, you may thank youself for this great loss,That would not bless our Europe with your daughter,But rather loose her ti an African,Where she at least is banished from your eye,who hath cuase to wet the grief on ‘t. Sebastian tells Alonso that he can be happy that his daughter was given to an African because she won’t be around in Europe to remind him of the loss of his son
GONZALOI’ th’ commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things. For no kind of trafficWould I admit. No name of magistrate.Letters should not be known. Riches, poverty,And use of service-none. Contract successionBourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard-none.No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil.No occupation. All men idle, all. And women too, but innocent and pure.No sovreignty- Gonzalo talks about all of things he would do differently if he were a ruler
SEBASTIONThy case, dear friend,Shall be my precedent. As thou got’st Milan, I’ll come by Naples. Draw thy sword. One strokeShall free thee from the triute which thou payest.And I the king shall love thee. Sebastion tells Antonio he will be his role model. He also says just as Antonio got Milan, he will get Naples, and as king he will love him forever if he will kill Gonzalo.
MIRANDAI am your wife if you will marry me.If not, i’ll die your maid. To be your fellowYou may deny me, but I’ll be your servantWhether you will or no Miranda tells Ferdinand she will be his wife, if he’ll let her. If not, she’ll die a virgin, devoted to only him. She also says that he can refuse her as his spouse, but she’ll be his servant either way
CALIBANBe not afeard. The isle is full of noises,Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.Sometimes a thousand twangling instrumentsWill hum about mine ears, and sometime voicesThat, if I then had waked afer long sleep,Will make me sleep again. And then, in dreaming,The clouds me thought would open and show richesReady to drop upon me, and that when I waked I cried to dream again. Caliban tells Sephano and Caliban to not be afraid of the island, because sweet melodies that make you feel good. He even sometimes heres twanging instruments humming at his ears. He hears voices in his sleep so good that when he wakes up he cries because he wants to dream again.
CALIBANI will have non on ‘t. We shall lose our time,And all be turned to barnacles or to apesWith foreheads villianous low. Caliban exclaims they are taking to much time when him, Trinculo, and Stephano are trying to kill Caliban. He says they will miss their chance and be turned into geese or apes with low foreheads if they get caught by Prospero.
ARIELYour charm so strongly works ’emThat if you now beheld them, your affectionsWould become tender. Ariel tells Prospero that if Prospero saw the way his magic affected them, he would feel sorry for the,
PROSPEROThey being penitent,The sole drift of my purpose doth extendNot a frown further. Prospero tells Ariel to release them from the spell since they are sorry
PROSPERO But this rough magicI here abjure Prospero sets his magic free
PROSPEROO good Gonzalo,My true preserver and a loyal sirTo him you follow’st, I will pay thy gracesHome both in word and deed.- Prospero rewards Gonzalo with not just praise but actions too
PROSPEROBut you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,I could here pluck your highness’ frown upon youAnd justify you traitors. At this timeI will tell no tales. Prospero says he could turn in Sebastion and Antonio for the traitors they are, but for now he will not say a word
PROSEROFor I Have lost my daughter Prospero lies to Alonso when Alonso asks if he has had a loss like his (son dying), and Prospero says he has lost his daughter, but he means to marriage, nto actual loss
PROSPEROThere, sir, stop.Let us not burden our remberances withA heaviness that’s gone. Prospero tells Alonso to stop being gloomy about his son’s death, since there is no reason for sadness anymore
GONZALO1)Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issueShould Bbecome kings of Naples? O, rejoiceBeyond a common joy, and set it downWith gold and lasting pillars. In one voyage 2) Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis3) And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wifeWhere he himself was last; 4) Prospero, his dukedom In a poor isle; and all of us, ourselvesWhen no man was his own. Was the Duke of Milan kicked out of Milan so his children could become kinngs of Naples? Oh, this is cause for an extraordinary joy that should be engraved in gold on pillars to last forever. On one ad the sasme trip Claribel found a husband in Tunis, and Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife where he was shipwrecked; Prospero found his dukedom on a poor island; and all of us found ourseves when we lost control of ourselves.
CALIBANAy, that I will. And i’ll be wise hereafterAnd seek for grace. What a thrice-double assWas I, to take this drunkard for a godAnd worship this dull fool! Caliban apologizes to Prospero for thinking Sebastion was a god
PROSPERONow my charms are all o’erthrownAnd what strength I have’s mine onw, Which is most faint Now my spells are all broken, and the only power I ahve is my own, which is weak
PROSPEROLet me not,Since I have my dukedom gotAnd pardoned the deceiver, dwellIn this bare island by your spell,But release me from my bandsWith the help of our good hands Release me, so I can return to my dukedom with your help. The gentle wind you blow with your applause will fill my ships sail. without applause, my plan to please you has failed