Shakespeare's The Tempest 6 Main Characters

Which characters are on the island when The Tempest starts, and which characters end up joining the party, post-shipwreck? Spoiler alert: the answer is not and will never be The Harlem Globetrotters. 

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we also have ariel who's The one who was actually

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imprisoned by sycorax for awhile has not been freed and

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is is kind of beholden to pro stroh So that's

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the that's the group that's already on the island and

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then there's a ship back They come in and then

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we have like a whole new cast of characters So

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this is a bunch of italians The back story on

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this is that prospero wass the duke of york he

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was ousted in a terrible plot by his brother antonio

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antonio prospero brothers Yes antonio prospero they're brothers we've got

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another set of brothers because we've got alonso who is

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the king and his terrible brother sebastian Yeah and alonso

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is also there with his son for yes exact And

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fernand the one who's going to get the hot supper

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Yeah and prospero sensing that there nearby and also feeling

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it so it's time for revenge that causes this terrible

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storm that leaves them shipwrecked on shore What happens is

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that the men are all stranded in three separate groups

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so really crucially king alonzo thinks that his son prince

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ferdinand has died and both of them are pretty distraught

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at this alonso because he thinks his heir is gone

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and ferdinand because he thinks his father is god he

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doesn't know when they're both just to be clear they're

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both good do so what's interesting about this situation is

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that alonso who's supposed to be in charge actually isn't

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really in charge doesn't really understand what's going on until

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later antonio was actually successfully after prospero's Kind of the

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bad guy The evil schemer antonio and sebastian are steaming

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constant First to get rid of prospero's now to get

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rid of alonso on the whole idea's that then they 00:02:22.798 --> [endTime] will ascend to power People brothers spread Eh