The Tempest

How does Prospero treat the three drunken rouges – Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo?

Ariel, who works under the command of Prospero, brings Caliban and his two companions – Stephano and Trinculo before Prospero. Caliban is surprised to see so many strangers on the island. Among the strangers are Alonso, Gonzalo, Sebastian and others. Stephano and Trinculo are fully drunk and are oblivious of what is happening around them. …

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Give an account of the conspiracy in Act II, stating how it was orchestrated. Who was the first to broach the plot and by what argument did he win over the other?

Antonio is the arch-conspirator in the play. First, he conspired against his brother, Prospero and expelled him from his dukedom. The idea of the plot against Alonso first occurred to him at the lonely island. The circumstances are certainly favourable to his design. The King is grief-stricken and his courtiers are hardly recovered from their …

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How did Miranda and Ferdinand profess their love for each other in Act III, Scene I?

When Miranda and Ferdinand see each other for the first time, they fall in love with each other. Prospero is inwardly happy with his development, but he wants to test Ferdinand’s sincerity in love. So, he imposes some punishment upon Ferdinand. Ferdinand is to carry logs of wood from different places and pile them in …

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How is Ferdinand introduced? What is Miranda’s first impression of him? What is Ferdinand’s impression of Miranda and Prospero?

Ferdinand was the son of Alonso, the King of Naples. He was separated from the rest of the survivors after the shipwreck. According to Prospero’s command, Ariel landed Ferdinand by himself in an out-of-the-way corner of the island. As Ferdinand sat alone on the island, mourning the supposed death of his father, suddenly he heard …

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What contradiction does Sebastian find in Gonzalo’s speech of an ideal commonwealth? What does Antonio say about his speech?

Sebastian finds that Gonzalo is contradicting himself. At first, Gonzalo said that if he were the King of this island, he would establish different modes of living and now he says that there will be no Kingship here. Antonio says that in his closing remarks about the new King of society which would establish here, …

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How would all the works be performed in Gonzalo’s ideal commonwealth?

In Gonzalo’s commonwealth, nature would herself do all the work which human beings have to do in present state of affairs in various countries. In his ideal commonwealth, nature herself would produce all the commodities for the common use of all the people and human beings would not have to exert themselves.