The Tempest - Act 1, Scene 2, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2, Part 2 Summary

Ariel returns, magically leading Ferdinand to Prospero. Miranda is immediately attracted to him; at first believing him to be a spirit. Prospero assures her that Ferdinand is in fact a man, and then in aside comments to the audience, he states that her reaction is exactly what he'd hoped it would be. Miranda and Ferdinand greet each other, and it appears the attraction is mutual. Ferdinand is particularly surprised and wonderstruck to find someone who speaks his language and who knows about Naples, living on what he thought was a deserted island.

As conversation between Ferdinand and Miranda reveals that Ferdinand is the prince of Naples, asides from Prospero confirm that their growing attraction for each other is part of his plan, but that he believes he has to make things difficult for them in order to gain proof of Ferdinand's character. He...

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