The Tempest

Section 1 ( pages 13-16)

Dicussion Questions

1. Who is sleeping?

2. Who was trying to kill who?

3. What did Ariel tell Gonzalo when he was sleeping?

Character Analysis

Alonso - Worrisome

Reason: He wishes that he could go to sleep just so he can stop thinking.

Quote: "What, all so soon asleep? I wish mine eyes

Would with themselves shut up my thoughts. I find

They are inclined to do so." (page 13)


Sebastian- Gullible

Reason: He's easily convinced by Antonio and he even wants to follow his lead.

Quote: "Thy case, dear friend,

Shall be my precedent. As thou got’st Milan,

I’ll come by Naples. Draw thy sword. One stroke

Shall free thee from the tribute which thou payest.

And I the king shall love thee."(page 15)


Ariel- Protective

Reason: he woke up Gonzalo because he knew what Sebastian and Antonio were planning on doing and he didn't want harm to come to him.

Quote: "While you here do snoring lie,

Open-eyed conspiracy

His time doth take.

If of life you keep a care,

Shake off slumber and beware.

Awake, awake! "(page 15)


Antonio- Manipulative/ Persuasive

Reason: He's persuading Sebastian and he wants to trick the men so that they'll believe anything they say.

Quote: "For all the rest,

They’ll take suggestion as a cat laps milk.

They’ll tell the clock to any business that

We say befits the hour." (page 15)


Gonzalo: gullible

Reason: He easily believed Antonio and Sebastian without any questioning.

Quote: "Upon mine honor, sir, I heard a humming,

And that a strange one too, which did awake me.

I shaked you, sir, and cried. As mine eyes opened,

I saw their weapons drawn. There was a noise,

That’s verily. 'Tis best we stand upon our guard,

Or that we quit this place. Let’s draw our weapons." (page 15)

Theme

The theme of our section is that its right to manipulate others to get our way or wishes.


quote - "Antonio: Ay, sir. Where lies that? If ’twere a kibe,

'Twould put me to my slipper. But I feel not

This deity in my bosom. 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 he were that which now he’s like—that’s dead—

Whom I, with this obedient steel, three inches of it,

Can lay to bed for ever; whiles you, doing thus,

To the perpetual wink for aye might put

This ancient morsel, this Sir Prudence, who

Should not upbraid our course. For all the rest,

They’ll take suggestion as a cat laps milk.

They’ll tell the clock to any business that

We say befits the hour."

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Director

(page 14, second column, first time Antonio speaks ) to (page 15, first column, last time Sebastian speaks)

Important quotes

1.) "Antonio: A space whose every cubit

Seems to cry out, “How shall that Claribel

Measure us back to Naples? Keep in Tunis,

And let Sebastian wake.” Say this were death

That now hath seized them. Why, they were no worse

Than now they are. There be that can rule Naples

As well as he that sleeps, lords that can prate

As amply and unnecessarily

As this Gonzalo. I myself could make

A chough of as deep chat. Oh, that you bore

The mind that I do, what a sleep were this

For your advancement! Do you understand me?"(page #


2.) "Ariel: (to GONZALO) My master through his art foresees the danger

That you, his friend, are, and sends me forth—

For else his project dies—to keep them living.

(sings in GONZALO ’s ear)

While you here do snoring lie,

Open-eyed conspiracy

His time doth take.

If of life you keep a care,

Shake off slumber and beware.

Awake, awake! " (page 15)