Themes, Symbols, & Motifs in The Tempest

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Themes, Symbols, and Motifs in The Tempest

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Activity Overview


Themes, symbols, and motifs come alive when you use a storyboard. In this activity, students will identify themes and symbols from the play, and support their choices with details from the text.


Themes to Look For and Discuss

  • Illusion vs. Reality
  • Revenge
  • Discovery
  • Redemption

Motifs & Symbols to Look For and Discuss

  • The Tempest
  • Ariel and His Music
  • Monsters
  • The Chess Game

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in The Tempest. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Identify the theme(s) from The Tempest you wish to include and replace the "Theme 1" text.
  2. Create an image for an example that represents this theme.
  3. Write a description of each of the examples.

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