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How does Alonso, the king of Naples, die in Shakespeare's The Tempest?

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In The Tempest, Ariel, the spirit, tells Ferdinand, King Alonso's son, that his father has drowned. In Act 1, Scene 2, Ariel sings,

"Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade but doth suffer a sea change into something rich and strange." 

Ferdinand spends most of the play, then, thinking his...

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Really? You're in graduate school? Learn to read a book every now and again. This question is straight out of fifth grade.

And no, he doesn't die.

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