The Tempest Act I, Scene 2, lines 189-320 Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act I, Scene 2, lines 189-320 Summary and Analysis

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Ariel: an airy spirit under Prospero’s servitude who performs acts of magic for him

Summary
Prospero calls forth his spirit, Ariel, who appears, reporting that he has created the tempest just as he was instructed to do. Moreover, he has created quite a spectacle on board ship. He has caused the lightning and thunder claps while the mighty sea roared and the “bold waves trembled.” Prospero praises him for maintaining his composure in spite of the uproar. Ariel continues, telling him that all except the mariners plunged into the foaming sea in fear and desperation. They have all landed, safe and unblemished, on the shore. He has dispersed them in troops around the island, but...

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