How does Act 1 scene 1 serve as a dramatically effective opening to The Tempest by William Shakespeare? eg. explore characterization, speech , atmosphere

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The Tempest opens, not surprisingly, with a tempest or huge storm at sea. We are thrust immediately into a wild and dramatic atmosphere of nature run amok, in which we realize anything could happen, including the capsizing of the ship. The scene ends on a cliffhanger with the ship still caught in the storm, and Gonzalo saying he would "fain die a dry death" rather than drown at sea.

We get a sense in this opening that the normal rules of civilization are upended when the desperately working boatswain says to Gonzalo, who has just reminded him of the people of rank on the ship:

"You are a councilor. If you can command these elements to silence and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more. Use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap.—Cheerly, good hearts!—Out of our way, I say."

In other words, the boatswain is saying the "high rank" of a person like Gonzalo is...

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