The Tempest Act V, Scene 1, Lines 256-330 Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act V, Scene 1, Lines 256-330 Summary and Analysis

Summary
With Ariel in pursuit, Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo, arrayed in Prospero’s finery, appear to the men of the royal court. Stephano, too drunk to get his words straight, calls to his partners to shift for themselves. Trinculo thinks the king and his party are “a goodly sight,” but Caliban is afraid Prospero will chastise him, though he is impressed when he sees his master in a duke’s robe.

Sebastian and Antonio immediately see Caliban as a deformed fish-like monster, a marketable product to take back to Italy. Prospero informs Alonso and his royal court that Stephano and Trinculo have robbed him, and that Caliban, the son of an evil witch, has been plotting with them to take the duke’s...

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