Act 4 Scene I

Why were Venus and her son trying to pull a trick on the couple?

" Here thought they to have done

Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,

Whose vows are that no bed-right shall be paid

Till Hymen’s torch be lighted—but in vain"(Shakespeare 30)

What is Juno doing for Miranda and Ferdinand?

"Go with me

To bless this twain that they may prosperous be,

And honored in their issue"(Shakespeare 31).

Charatcer Analysis

Prosper: joyful

"As I hope for quiet days, fair issue, and long life, with such love as ’tis now, the murkiest den, the most opportune place, the strong’st suggestion, our worser genius can shall never melt mine honor into lust to take away the edge of that day’s celebration when I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are foundered, or night kept chained below." (Shakespeare 29).

Prospero is joyful to hear that Ferdinand's intentions with Miranda aren't sexual but over powered with love.

CALIBAN: inpatient

"I will have none on ’t. We shall lose our time,

And all be turned to barnacles or to apes

With foreheads villainous low." (Shakespeare 34)

"The dropsy drown this fool! What do you mean

To dote thus on such luggage? Let’s alone,

And do the murder first. If he awake,

From toe to crown he’ll fill our skins with pinches,

Make us strange stuff." (Shakespeare 33).

Caliban is inpatient due to Stephano and Trinculo who are fooling around wasting time looking at the garments.

Stephano: sidity

stephano is sidity by saying hes going to be king and that he can have anything he wants and no one is better than him.

Trinculo: submissive

Trinculo just follows and does what ever Stephano pleases, without objecting.


(seeing the apparel)

O King Stephano! O peer, O worthy Stephano, look what a wardrobe here is for thee!


Let it alone, thou fool. It is but trash.


Oh, ho, monster, we know what belongs to a frippery.—

(puts on a gown) O King Stephano!


Put off that gown, Trinculo. By this hand, I’ll have that gown.


Thy grace shall have it."(Shakespeare 33)

Important quotes

"Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,

Whose vows are that no bed-right shall be paid

Till Hymen’s torch be lighted—but in vain.

Mars’s hot minion is returned again.

Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,

Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows

And be a boy right out." (Shakespeare 30)

" If I have too austerely punished you,

Your compensation makes amends, for I

Have given you here a third of mine own life—

Or that for which I live—who once again

I tender to thy hand. All thy vexations

Were but my trials of thy love and thou

Hast strangely stood the test." (Shakespeare 29).