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In Act 5 Scene 1 Lines 33 to 57 how does Prospero use his magic in his soiloquy?

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xxcourtneyxx | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 31, 2007 at 9:16 PM via web

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In Act 5 Scene 1 Lines 33 to 57 how does Prospero use his magic in his soiloquy?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 1, 2007 at 12:30 AM (Answer #1)

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During those actual lines, I'd say the only magic he is doing is playing magical music to cast an illusion over the shipwrecked sailors.

However, he mentions doing other magic. He mentions dimming the sun, calling the wind, shooting lightning bolts (to blast trees), shaking the land, tearing up trees, and opened coffins and made the dead walk.

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