The Tempest

Prospero Sorcerer and rightful duke of Milan
Miranda Prospero’s daughter; inexperienced with normal life and people; love interest is Ferdinand
Ariel Prospero’s spirit helper; Rescued by Prospero from a long imprisonment at the hands of the witch Sycorax; Ariel is Prospero’s servant until Prospero decides to release him; He is mischievous and ubiquitous; carries out virtually every task that Prospero needs accomplished in the play.
Caliban a savage and deformed slave; Prospero’s servant
Ferdinand son of Alonso; Prince of Naples; love interest is Miranda
Alonso King of Naples and fater of Ferdinand
Antonio Duke of Milan and Prospero’s brother
Sebastian Alonso’s brother
Gonzalo Honest lord of Alonso; respected by Prospero
Trinculo Alonso’s jester
Stephano Alonso’s butler
Boatswain Captain of Alonso’s boat
Locations Island in the Mediterranean
Author Shakespeare
Plot
“… [L]ook how well my garments sit upon me,/ Much feater than before. My brother’s servants/ Were then my fellows; now they are my men.” Antonio
“Hence, bashful cunning,/ And prompt me, plain and holy innocence! / I am your wife, if you will marry me [.]” Miranda
“Hear me my soul speak! / The very instant that I saw you, did / My heart fly to your service; there resides, / To make me slave to it; and for your sake / Am I this patient log-man.” Ferdinand
“Before you can say ‘Come’ and ‘Go,’ / And breathe twice and cry, ‘So, so’ / Each one tripping on his toe, / Will be here with mop and mow./ Do you love me, master? No?” Ariel
“[T]o the dread rattling thunder / Have I given fire and rifted Jove’s stout oak/ With his own bolt; the strong-based promontory/ Have I made shake and by spurs plucked up / the pine and cedar; graves at my command / Have waked their sleepers, oped, and let ’em forth / By my so potent art.” Prospero
” All things in common nature should produce / Without sweat or endeavor. Treason, felony, / Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine / Would I not have.” Gonzalo
“Remember / First to possess his books; for without them / He’s but a sot, as I am, nor hath not / One spirit to command. They all do hate him/ As rootedly as I.” Caliban
“Now my charms are all o’erthrown, / And what strength I have’s mine own, / Which is most faint. Now ’tis true/ I must be here confined by you, / Or sent to Naples.” Prospero
“If you’ll sit down, / I’ll bear your logs the while. Pray give me that; / I’ll carry it to the pile.” Miranda
“Admired Miranda! / Indeed, the top of admiration, worth, / What’s dearest to the world!” Ferdinand
“Pardon, master. / I will be correspondent to command / And do my spiriting gently.” Ariel
“But this rough magic / I here abjure; and when I have required / Some heavenly music (which I now do) / To work mine end upon their senses that / This airy charm is for, I’ll break my staff, / Bury it certain fathoms in the earth, / And deeper than did ever plummet sound / I’ll drown my book.” Prospero
“I’ th’ commonwealth I would by contraries / Execute all things. For no kind of traffic / Would I admit; no name of magistrate; / Letters should not be known; riches, poverty, / And use of service, none[.]” Gonzalo
“Twenty consciences / That stand ‘twixt me and Milan, candied be they / And melt, ere they molest! / Here lies your brother, / No better than the earth he lies upon — / If were that which now he’s like, that’s dead — / Whom I with this obedient steel (three inches of it) / Can lay to bed forever[.]” Antonio
“Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments / Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices / That, if I had waked after long sleep, / Will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming, the clouds methought would open and show riches / Ready to drop upon me, that, when I waked, / I cried to dream again.” Caliban
“O, wonder! / How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world / That has such people in’t!” Miranda
Who does Prospero conjure to offer Miranda and Ferdinand a marriage blessing? Iris, Ceres, and Juno
What is the name of Ferdinand’s sister? Claribel
Where is Ferdinand from? Naples
Who does Claribel marry? The Prince of Tunis

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