The Tempest: character quiz

Prospero The main character of this play. Used to be the legitimate Duke of Milan before his brother stole his title and banished him to a mediterranean island. Lover of arts and books. Has harnassed the powers of magic while in exile
Miranda Prospero’s daughter. Attractive and well educated but naive at the tender age of 15. Lived with her father in the island for 12 years. Hasn’t seen a lot of men in her life. Quickly enchants Ferdinand
Ariel An airy spirit. Serves his master Prospero well in his many tasks of magic. Once enslaved by a witch named Sycorax
Caliban A strange creature. Half man-half beast. Shakespeare describes him as “a savage and deformed slave.” Hating his master Prospero, only works from him out of fear of Prospero’s magic
Alonso The King of Naples. When Prospero’s brother Antonio took his title as Duke of Milan it was king _______ who acknowledged Antonio as the new Duke, sealing Prospero’s fate of leaving in exile
Ferdinand The much loved son of the King of Naples. Shipwrecked, but alive, Ferdinand falls instantly in love with Miranda when he first sees her on Prospero’s island
Sebastian The brother of Alonso, the king of Naples. He plots to kill his king and take his title with the scheming Antonio
Antonio The brother of Prospero, he took Prospero’s title from him when Prospero trusted him to manage his affairs. Having replaced his brother, he now encourages Sebastian to do the same to his brother, Alonso
Gonzalo An honest old advisor. When Prospero was to have starved or drowned when exiled by boat, it was Gonzalo who provided food, clothing, and books
Stephano A drunken butler, he attempts to kill Prospero and take the island for his own. He convinces Trinculo to help him along with Caliban, whom he fools into believing he is a God
Trinculo A jester involved in the plot to kill Prospero
Brothers Prospero and Antonio are ________
Enemies Prospero and King Alonso are _______
Brothers King Alonso and Sebastian are _______
Friends Prospero and Gonzalo are _______
1611, James I, Elizabeth, Frederick The Tempest was first performed in _____ for king ________ and again for the marriage festivities of the king’s daughter ________, to _________
1609, Bermuda, Immediate source of the play to the _____ shipwreck of an English ship in ______ and traveler’s reports about the island and the ordeals of the mariners
Commentary The play can be read as Shakespeare’s _______ on European exploration on new lands
Utopia The exploration of new lands naturally links the Tempest to an earlier work, Sir Thomas More’s ________
Special One of the Tempest’s most appealing attributes is its emphasis on dramatic, ________ effects
Shakespeare Did ________ see himself in Prospero? Did he feel somehow isolated, in need of reconciliation?
Good justice The Tempest is a play of culmination of _______ and evil and _______ and mercy

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