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The Tempest

The Tempest


by William Shakespeare

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Act 1, Scene 1


1. What is the weather like at the beginning of this scene?
2. What is the setting?
3. What does the Boatswain ask Gonzalo to do as councilor?
4. Why do Sebastian and Antonio curse the Boatswain?
5. What are the king and prince doing during this commotion?


1. It is stormy; there's thunder and lightning.
2. A ship at sea
3. To command the elements and bring about peace
4. Because he yells at them for not working hard enough to save the ship from sinking
5. Praying