The Tempest Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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How does Alonso feel about sleep in The Tempest?

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Alsonso is surprised that everyone is falling asleep, and he wants to sleep too so he can forget his son is dead.

Alonso is the King of Naples.  He and Antonio, Prospero’s brother, betrayed Prospero by taking his kingdom from him.  When they show up on Prospero’s island, shipwrecked, they have no idea he is there.  They are saddened by the loss of Ferdinand, the king’s son, and disoriented both by the enchantments of the island and the ordeal.

Alonso is very upset about Ferdinand’s death.  Nothing anyone says can comfort him.

You cram these words into mine ears against(110)

The stomach of my sense. Would I have never

Married my daughter there! For, coming thence,

My son is lost … (Act 2, Scene 1)

By this he means that he wishes they had not made the trip to see his daughter get...

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