The Tempest

The Tempest: Act 5, Scene 1 Summary & Commentary

Plot Summary / The Story-line Act five scene one of William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” is essentially a scene where all the characters are present. First of all, we find Ariel’s report about the pitiful condition of Alonso Sebastian and Antonio who are all overpowered with insanity owing to the tempest conjured in by black magic …

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The Tempest: Act 4, Scene 1 Summary & Commentary

Plot Summary / The Story-line Act four scene one of The Tempest is a vigorous celebration scene where Prospero proposes Ferdinand to marry Miranda. The engagement of Miranda and Ferdinand is solemnized. Ferdinand withstands all the trials and tribulations by his fortitude and virility. He wins Prospero’s affection by virtue of his inner goodness. And …

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The Tempest: Act 3, Scene 3 Summary & Commentary

Plot Summary / The Story-line Act three scene three of “The Tempest” is strewn with the magical tricks of Prospero who presents Ariel as a harpy. Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio are all dog-tired after prolonged wandering through “Forth-rights and meanders!” Troublesome weariness engulfs Alonso who decides to put off hope and thinks Ferdinand is drowned. …

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The Tempest: Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Commentary

Plot Summary / The Story-line In Act 3, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo are jovially engaged in drunken revelry. Their comical squabble is going on. Caliban enjoys such gibberish talk and puts forward a suggestion to Stephano. Intoxicated by the beverage Caliban suddenly gets distracted pondering over his slavery to …

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The Tempest: Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Commentary

Plot Summary / The Story-line Act 3 scene 1 of the play “The Tempest” is essentially a love scene between Ferdinand and Miranda. Over here in the immediate proximity of Prospero’s cell Ferdinand gets overjoyed working with a pile of logs. It is true indeed his princely nature is somewhat rebellious against Prospero’s mastery. It …

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The Tempest: Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Commentary

Plot Summary / The Story-line Act II, scene ii of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” begins with Caliban being overburdened with a burden of wood with peal of noisy thunder. Trinculo, a fool, is introduced in this scene trying to search for shelter. Caliban’s encounter with Trinculo on the island makes it dumbfounded. Caliban considers Trinculo …

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The Tempest: Act 1, Scene 1 Summary & Commentary

Introduction to The Tempest “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare was first published in the collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays known as the “First Folio”. It is one of the most original and perfect of Shakespeare’s productions. It is a fine fusion of both the comic and tragic elements. It is a perfect example of universality of …

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