The Tempest

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Tempest

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  •                                         Exposition 
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • While Ferdinand is falling in love with Miranda, Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, and other shipwrecked lords search for him on another part of the island. 
  • Falling Action 
  • Antonio tries to persuade Sebastian to kill his brother. He rationalizes this scheme by explaining that Claribel, who is now Queen of Tunis, is too far from Naples to inherit the kingdom should her father die, and as a result, Sebastian would be the heir to the throne.
  • Resolution 
  •  Sebastian begins to consider the idea, especially after Antonio tells him that usurping Prospero’s dukedom was the best move he ever made. Sebastian wonders aloud whether he will be afflicted by conscience, but Antonio dismisses this out of hand. Sebastian is at last convinced, and the two men draw their swords.
  •  Is there more value in vengeance or virtue?
  • Caliban enters with a load of wood, and thunder sounds in the background. Caliban sees Trinculo and imagines him to be one of the spirits. Hoping to avoid pinching, he lies down and covers himself with his cloak. Trinculo hears the thunder and looks about for some cover from the storm. The only thing he sees is the cloak-covered Caliban on the ground. Stephano enters singing and drinking. Hearing this and seeing the four legs sticking out from the cloak, Stephano thinks the two men are a four-legged monster with a fever. 
  • Trinculo now calls out to Stephano, and Stephano pulls his friend out from under the cloak. While the two men discuss how they arrived safely on shore, Caliban enjoys the liquor and begs to worship Stephano. The men take full advantage of Caliban’s drunkenness, mocking him as a “most ridiculous monster” 
  • There is more value in virtue because when someone does you wrong you have to be the bigger and mature person. Getting revenge on someone that did you wrong is only going to cause more conflict. It is important to communicate and talk things through instead of trying to hurt another person.
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