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sophie16 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 22, 2007 at 5:49 PM via web

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How does the language in act 3, scene 3 of The Tempest suggest the darker side of Prospero's magic?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 22, 2007 at 6:53 PM (Answer #1)

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Some likened Prospero's "white magic" as being more accurately described as "black magic". Prospero's quest for revenge is illustrated in the"solemn and strange music" that accompanies Prospero as he enters Act III. Prospero's lines in that act are minimal, he is merely watching as his "harpy" carries on.

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