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Why was the Boatswain so rude to his passengers in The Tempest?

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jippyyay | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 6, 2007 at 11:01 AM via web

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Why was the Boatswain so rude to his passengers in The Tempest?

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leaannw1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 7, 2007 at 7:24 AM (Answer #2)

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Because they were on deck and in the way as they were trying to secure the boat during the "Tempest"

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emilysable | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2007 at 1:19 AM (Answer #3)

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Because the boatswain thinks that the richer passengers are in the way, and he knows that on his ship, he is the highest rank and he can boss anyone around. The passengers are also rude to him.

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