The Tempest
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare

The Tempest Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Tempest
Chess
Prospero's Books
Gonzalo's Big Utopian Speech
Miranda's Virginity
Water, Water, Everywhere!
Clasping of Hands
The Epilogue
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Voyage and Return
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 3, Scene 1
Act 3, Scene 2
Act 3, Scene 3
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 5, Scene 1
Characters
Prospero
Timeline
Caliban
Miranda
Gonzalo
Ariel
King Alonso of Naples
Prince Ferdinand
Sebastian and Antonio
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
The Supernatural
The Supernatural Quotes
Art and Culture
Art and Culture Quotes
Contrasting Regions
Contrasting Regions Quotes
Freedom and Confinement
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Betrayal
Betrayal Quotes
Compassion and Forgiveness
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
The Divine
The Divine Quotes
Versions of Reality
Versions of Reality Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (Who said What)
Quotes (Who said What) Flashcards
Quotes (Who said What) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Oh, What Tempers
Oh, What Tempers Flashcards
Oh, What Tempers True or False
Hold Your Applause Until the End
Hold Your Applause Until the End Flashcards
Hold Your Applause Until the End True or False
Can We Tempt You?
Can We Tempt You? Flashcards
Can We Tempt You? True or False
Essay
Teaching The Tempest
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Lost in the New World, or Shakespeare's Bermuda Vacation
Adaptation: Exploring The Tempest in Film
The Tempest in Art: Exploring John Waterhouse's "Miranda"
The Tempest Behind Bars
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos