The Tempest Act IV, Scene 1, lines 164-266 Questions and Answers

William Shakespeare

Act IV, Scene 1, lines 164-266 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Where has Ariel led Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo with his tabor and pipe?

2. What does Prospero instruct Ariel to do in this scene?

3. What does Prospero call Caliban in this scene?

4. Why does Prospero feel he has treated Caliban humanely?

5. How do Stephano and Trinculo react to Prospero’s expensive wardrobe?

6. How does Caliban react to Prospero’s finery?

7. What have Stephano and Trinculo lost in the “filthy-mantled pool”?

8. What do Stephano and Trinculo do with Prospero’s kingly robes?

9. Who carries the stolen clothing? Why?

10. What finally happens to the thieving trio?

Answers
1. Ariel has led the three conspirators into the “filthy-mantled pool.”

2. Prospero tells Ariel to hang his royal wardrobe on the lime tree outside his cell.

3. Prospero calls Caliban a “born devil.”

4. Prospero has taken Caliban into his own cell and taught him language.

5. Stephano and Trinculo are distracted, forgetting about their conspiracy to murder Prospero.

6. Caliban thinks Prospero’s robes are nothing but “trash.”

7. Stephano and Trinculo have lost their bottle of wine in the “filthy-mantled pool.”

8. Stephano and Trinculo steal Prospero’s robes.

9. Caliban is told that he must carry the stolen clothes or Stephano will turn him out of his kingdom.

10. The thieving trio is driven out by Prospero’s spirits in the shape of dogs.