The Tempest Act V, Scene 1, 88-171 Questions and Answers

William Shakespeare

Act V, Scene 1, 88-171 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What is Ariel doing while he is singing?

2. Where will Ariel go when Prospero sets him free?

3. How does Ariel feel while he is singing his song?

4. How does Ariel’s freedom song compare to Caliban’s freedom song?

5. What does Alonso say when he sees Prospero?

6. How does Prospero assure Alonso and Gonzalo that he is still alive?

7. What does Prospero say to his brother Antonio?

8. What is Alonso’s irreparable loss?

9. What does Alonso say that would reconcile him to Prospero and bring their families together?

10. What is Prospero ready to do in response to Alonso’s wish for their children?

Answers
1. Ariel is helping to attire Prospero in his duke’s clothing.

2. Ariel will stay on the island and live among the flowers.

3. Ariel feels happy because he will soon be free.

4. Ariel’s freedom song is one of restrained joy and Caliban’s song exhibits unrestrained raucousness.

5. Alonso asks Prospero’s forgiveness for plotting the usurpation of Prospero’s dukedom.

6. Prospero hugs Alonso and Gonzalo to prove he is still alive.

7. Prospero rebukes his brother Antonio and forgives him in the same breath.

8. The death of Alonso’s son Ferdinand is an irreparable loss.

9. Alonso wishes that his son and Prospero’s daughter would be king and queen of Naples.

10. Prospero is ready to reunite Alonso with his son Ferdinand.