The gale increasing, the topmast is struck, to take the weight from aloft, make the ship drift less to leeward, and bear the mainsail under which the ship is laid to. Lay her a hold, a hold; set her two courses, off to sea again, lay her off. The ship, having driven near the shore, the main-sail is hawled up; the ship wore, and the two courses set on the other tack, to endeavor to clear the land that way. In ancient times, and in Shakespeare's day as well, the elements were supposed to be in very close sympathy with human joy and sorrow.
It was believed that Nature, both animate and inanimate, was profoundly disturbed by impending disaster. Thou see'st the heavens, as troubled with man's act Threaten his bloody stage. Macbeth , II. The storm with which this play opens is intended to recall the foul play by which Prospero was robbed of his dukedom, and he and Miranda were heaved hence out of Milan, and to what was hoped by his enemies would be a cruel death.
It is intended, also, to be a punishment upon the doers of that wicked deed. It gives Prospero an opportunity to relate to Miranda all the circumstances which have caused her and himself to be in this island.
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These circumstances are the causes of the action of this drama. It is necessary the spectators of the drama should be thoroughly informed. The dramatic purpose of this recital of them is to convey to the spectators that necessary information. Why does he lay his mantle aside when he begins to relate to Miranda the circumstances of their previous lives?
Because he temporarily ceases to exercise his function as the Enchanter, the Magician, which is his function in this drama, and assumes his other character - viz.
Some food we had and some fresh water that A noble Neapolitan, Gonzalo, Out of his charity, being then appointed Master of this design, did give us, with Rich garments, linens, stuffs and necessaries, Which since have steaded much; so, of his gentleness, Knowing I loved my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom. The dramatic purpose of this passage is to foreshadow his government of the island, in which his constant companion and guide was my book. Have I given fire and rifted Jove's stout oak With his own bolt; the strong-based promontory Have I made shake and by the spurs pluck'd up The pine and cedar: graves at my command Have waked their sleepers, oped, and let 'em forth By my so potent art.
But this rough magic. I here abjure, and, when I have required Some heavenly music, which even now I do, To work mine end upon their senses that This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth, And deeper than did ever plummet sound I'll drown my book. To give Prospero an opportunity, when chiding Ariel, to inform the spectators of the drama of Ariel's history, which information it is absolutely necessary they should have in order to appreciate Ariel's part in the action of the drama.
To give an opportunity for the revelation of the characters of Prospero and Ariel. The witch Sycorax, whom Prospero refers to as "blue-eyed hag" is the mother of Caliban. She was born and banished from Argier the older form of Algiers.
She is mentioned in 1. He has introduced every important character in the drama, and given all necessary information about them. He has described in detail all the causes of the action of this drama. He has foreshadowed that action: a. Prospero's retribution cf.
The love affair of Ferdinand and Miranda. Claribel is the daughter of the King of Naples. Her marriage was the indirect cause of the disasters which have happened to Alonso and his friends cf. To give the spectators this information,. By ingratitude toward Prospero.
By his choice of the degraded and drunken Stephano as master, in preference to Prospero. His mind sympathizes with his ugly body. At the time this play was written chess was very popular in Naples, of which place Ferdinand was a prince. With this fact Shakespeare was doubtless familiar. It probably suggested to him the use of the game in this play. Primarily, wisdom. Secondarily, of the Power that can execute justice; rewarding the Right, punishing and circumventing the Wrong; and in so doing can use as his ministers supernatural beings and Nature.
What is the nature and function of Ariel? Why is he invisible to everyone in the play except Prospero? He is moody. Prospero calls him malignant thing. The strangest part about this overlap, between being a performer on tour and a writer with a deadline, is that the writer needs to disappear, but the performer needs to take the stage. Words spoken in public places — in dark, hot rooms with drums and bass and people moving together — become very powerful things.
They become spells and vows and incantations.
I grew up in Lewisham, a place I love, in a city where every day you pass by hundreds, if not thousands of human beings. You feel them all around you. South-east London showed me greed and depravity, menace and violence, but it also showed me struggle, survival, laughter, love.
Stamina and ambition. Patience and tenderness.
But I am deeply troubled by the times we live in. I feel as if we are being held in the jaws of a terrifying beast and shaken to death. But I know that my beliefs, my exasperation and my anger will come out. They will be in the work I make. My writing is how I deal with the insanity and brevity and beauty of life. With losing friends, or the world in crisis, or my marriage falling apart. Everything I observe or am shown or try to shield my eyes from. Topics Reference and languages books.