The king and nobles are on a ship and trapped in a violent storm. The ship begins to sink, leaving the survivors washing on a nearby island.
"Mercy of us!" "We are part, we are part" (Shakespeare 54).
Act 1 Scene 2
Prospero and Miranda just witnessedthe sinking. Miranda is worried, but Prospero assures that no one has been hurt and tells her who she is and where she comes from.
"Wipe your eyes; take comfort. the terrible spectacle of the wrack, which touched the very virtue of compassion in you, I have with such a disposition in my art so surely ordered that there is no soul- no, not so much peredition as a hair. Betid to any creature on the ship that you hear not cry, that you saw'st sink. Sit down; for you must now know more" (Shakespeare 25-34).
"Let's say this was death that has now seized them. Why, they weren'tworse t han now they are. Thereis that can rule Naplesa s as well as he sleeping, gentlemen who can pratear as wide and unnecessarily oneis this Gonzalo. . . Oh, that you gave adamn that he cared what I do, what a sleep that wasfor your advancement! Do you understand me? (Shakespeare 252-260).
Act 2 Scene 1
Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio and Gonzalo are looking for Prince Ferdinand. Antonio almost convinces Sebastian to kill Alonso and take the throne while Gonzalo and Alonso are asleep.
Act 2 Scene 2
Caliban hides from Trincule under his coat, thinking he is a spirit, but Trinculo joins him. Stephano sees men's legs and confuses them with a monster until he recognizes Trinculo's voice.
"Four legs and two voices, a more delicate monster! His forward voice now is to speak well of his friend;his retrograde voice is to utter dirty speeches and to harm. If all thewine in my bottle recovers it, I'll help you. Come" (Shakespeare 81-84).
Act 3 Scene 1
"My husband, then?" (Shakespeare 88).
Miranda talks to Fernando while he works as Prospero's servant, and then he accepts his marriage proposal. Prospero secretly observes and approves.
"Ay, with a heart so willing toa slavery e'er of freedom. Here's my hand. " (Shakespeare 89).
Act 3 Scene 2
Drunk, Caliban conspires with Trinculo and Stephano to kill Prospero and make Stephano the king of the island. Ariel whispers that Caliban is a liar.
"Tu reads" (Shakespeare 41).
"I say by sorcery that he has this island; of me, he succeeded. If his greatness willequal him—for I know you give'st, but this thing does not dare -" (Shakespeare 49-51).