Examining Characters Actions & Persona

Act 5 Summary

Work Time

Work with your group to summarize the action of act 5. Record answers to the following questions. Each person in the group is responsible for recording answers.

  • How does Ariel describe the emotional states of the group of noblemen (Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, and the others)?
  • How does Prospero initially comfort Alonso, who believes he has lost his son?
  • What is Prospero’s attitude toward Sebastian and Antonio?
  • What has happened to the crewmen of the ship?
  • How does Prospero treat Stephano and Trinculo?

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