A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Adaptation for a Black Theatre - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Ariel enters Caliban's cave and listens to him singing about the wrath of Shango. Ariel greets Caliban, claiming that they are brothers in slavery and hope as well, though they entertain different methods for regaining their freedom. When Caliban asks if Prospero sent Ariel, Ariel warns Caliban that Prospero is plotting a terrible revenge against him, and since Prospero is stronger, it is no good to struggle. Caliban asks what obedience has gotten Ariel, and Ariel answers that Prospero has promised him freedom. Caliban claims talk is cheap, and he wants freedom now. Ariel points out that Prospero is stronger, but Caliban disagrees. Ariel does not believe in violence or submission and believes that they must change Prospero by destroying his serenity until he is forced to admit his own injustice and put an end to it. Caliban insists that Prospero has no conscience, but...

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