The Tempest - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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As Ferdinand and Miranda leave, Ariel returns. He tells Prospero that Stephano, Trinculo, and Caliban are all drunk, and that he's lured them to a nearby pool. Prospero orders him to fetch some gaudy clothes, and while he's gone, muses in a brief soliloquy on how he feels betrayed by Caliban and how he will torment all three. When Ariel returns he and Prospero display the clothes and make themselves invisible as Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo come in, arguing about whether they've been fooled by Caliban's island spirit.

Trinculo and Stephano threaten to beat Caliban for having made them lose their bottles of wine, but Caliban tells them to be quiet and get ready to follow through on their plan. Stephano imagines himself king while Trinculo, who has discovered the clothes Ariel brought out, mockingly treats him as such. With drunken playfulness, they...

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