The Tempest Summary
Updated: 2/23/2021
The Tempest Summary

Storyboard Text

  • Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground, long heath, brown furze, any thing. The wills above be done! but I would fain die a dry death.
  • Act I
  • Act I
  • Thy mother was a piece of virtue, andShe said thou wast my daughter; and thy fatherWas Duke of Milan; and his only heirAnd princess, no worse issued.
  • Act II
  • O brave monster! Lead the way.
  • Gonzalo, Antonio, Sebastian, and Boatswain crash onto Prospero's island
  • Act III
  • I,Beyond all limit of what else i’ the world,Do love, prize, honour you.
  • Prospero tells Miranda about who she really is
  • Act IV
  • Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisitionWorthily purchased, take my daughter: butIf thou dost break her virgin-knot beforeAll sanctimonious ceremonies mayWith full and holy rite be minister’d,No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall
  • Caliban meets Stephano and Trinculo
  • Act V
  • There, sir, stop:Let us not burthen our remembrances withA heaviness that’s gone.
  • Ferdinand and Miranda meet. They fall in love immediately
  • Ferdinand and Miranda are married
  • All of the characters finally reunite. Prospero also forgives Antonio for what he did