The Tempest - Act 3, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

On another part of the island, Alonso, Antonio, Sebastian, Gonzalo and the other lords appear. Gonzalo expresses fatigue and asks to rest, and Alonso grants him permission, suggesting that they all rest because it's becoming clear that their search for Ferdinand is hopeless. As they rest, Antonio and Sebastian urge each other to be watchful for an opportunity to follow through on their plan to kill Alonso and Gonzalo.

Prospero magically appears, conjuring music and a group of strangely dancing spirits, who bring in a banquet table loaded with food. The Lords express wonder at what they're seeing, with Gonzalo commenting on how gentle and well mannered the spirits are, more so than many people he knows. In an aside, Prospero comments that he's right, and that some of the lords he's with are examples of the bad kind of people he's talking about. The...

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