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Act II, Scene 1, lines 185-328 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. How does Alonso feel about sleep?

2. What does Antonio do as soon as the king falls asleep?

3. In what way is Sebastian an heir to the throne?

4. How does Sebastian feel when Antonio suggests that Sebastian should be the future king?

5. How does Antonio feel about his conscience?

6. How does Antonio view the king’s position in the natural hierarchy or society’s law of degree.

7. Who has sent Ariel to stop the conspiracy? Why?

8. What is Prospero’s project?

9. Why are Antonio and Sebastian caught with their swords drawn?

10. What was Antonio and Sebastian’s excuse for drawing their swords?

Answers
1. Alonso feels that sleep will shut up his thoughts of grief for his son.

2. Antonio tries to persuade...

(The entire section is 242 words.)