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Act II, Scene 1, lines 1-184 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Why is Alonso feeling depressed and sad?

2. How do Antonio and Sebastian react to Alonso’s depressed mood?

3. How does Adrian feel about the atmosphere of the island?

4. What is Adrian’s main dramatic purpose in this scene?

5. What happened to the garments of the royal party during the storm at sea?

6. Who was “Widow Dido”?

7. Why does Alonso feel that he suffers a double loss?

8. Why does Sebastian tell Alonso he has himself to blame for his son’s death?

9. Who would manage Gonzalo’s ideal commonwealth?

10. How does Alonso feel about Gonzalo’s proposed commonwealth?

1. Alonso is grieving the supposed loss of his son Ferdinand.

2. Sebastian and Antonio are rude and insensitive to Alonso.


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