A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Adaptation for a Black Theatre - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

When Antonio and Sebastian enter and see the sleeping group, Antonio mocks the king for sleeping instead of watching over his men. He calls Sebastian a coward if he can see the sleeping king without getting any ideas. Antonio states that it is time to shake the coconut palm; he usurped his brother's place as Duke of Milan by knowing when to shake the coconut palm. Sebastian is unable to kill his own brother, so he tells Antonio to kill Alonso while he dispatches Gonzalo. As Alonso and Sebastian draw their swords, Ariel enters and causes their swords to fall from their hands. Ariel awakes Alonso and Gonzalo to tell them that Antonio and Sebastian are plotting their deaths. When Alonso praises divinity for saving him, Ariel claims that Alonso should be shocked at the aid of divinity before telling the king that he has...

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