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ALONSO. Old lord, I cannot blame thee,

 Who am myself attach’d with weariness

To the dulling of my spirits. Sit down, and rest.

Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it

No longer for my flatterer: he is drown’d

Whom thus we stray to find, and the sea mocks

 Our frustrate search on land. Well, let him go.

ANTONIO. [Aside to SEBASTIAN.] I am right glad that he’s

so out of hope.

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose

That you resolv’d t’ effect.

SEBASTIAN. [Aside to ANTONIO.] The next advantage

Will we take throughly.

(I).Who is the old lord? Why is he attached to weariness?

Ans: Gonzalo is the old ruler. He is joined with exhaustion as his old bones are worn out and they were meandering in a labyrinth to discover Ferdinand. 

(II).Which hope is Alonso putting off? Why? How has the hope flattered him? How does the sea seem to mock at him?

Ans: Alonso is putting off the expectation that his child Ferdinand is alive in light of the fact that he is expected that he has suffocated in the ocean because of which he was unable to discover him anyplace, on this island. The expectation has been complimenting Alonso by causing him to accept that his child is alive, this gives Alonso motivation to live. The ocean appeared to deride at him as Ferdinand was viewed as suffocated profound into the ocean 

(III).What are the feelings of Antonio to note that Alonso is out of hope? What is his advice to Sebastian?

Ans: Antonio is exceptionally happy to see that Alonso is out of trust in looking through his child. He advices Sebastiant not to surrender their arrangement and not to spare a moment to proceed in light of the fact that they have bombed once and we will utilize the following opportinity altogether 

(IV).What is the next advantage? Where will they use it? Why?

Ans: The following bit of leeway is the following opportunity to murder Alonso and Gonzalo. In the wake of scanning in a labyrinth for long time Alonso and Gonzalo were worn out on voyaging, they will utilize this bit of leeway to kill Alonso and Gonzalo, with the goal that they don’t get cautioned. 

(V).What was the purpose of Prospero in bringing Alonso, Antonio, and Sebastian to the isolated island?

Ans: Prospero had brought Alonso, Antonio, and Sebastian to this disengaged island so that “The Tempest” cause by Prospero in the ocean made Alonso,Antonio and other ally to go to that island and relise there deficiency of banishing Prospero and his little girl from Milan and show them a thing or two.

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) repulse: defeat
(b) thoroughly: done completely


ALONSO. Give us kind keepers, heavens! what were


SEBASTIAN. A living drollery. Now I will believe

That there are unicorns; that in Arabia

There is one tree, the phoenix’ throne, one phoenix

At this hour reigning there.

ANTONIO. I’ll believe both;

 And what does else want credit, come to me,

And I’ll be sworn ’tis true. Travellers ne’er did lie,

Though fools at home condemn ’em.

GONZALO. If in Naples

I should report this now, would they believe me?

(I).Which strange spectacle has Alonso seen because of which he is perturbed? What help does he implore?

Ans: Alonso and the courtiers witness several strange shapes entering, bringing in a banquet table and dancing around it with graceful, welcoming movements. They invite Alonso and the others to eat, they leave. Alonso is unable to guess why the guardian angels have appeared.

(II).Why does Sebastian call the spectacle as the living drollery?

Ans:According to Sebastian, the arrival of the spirits with the banquet was a puppet show with living actors. He says that he would now believe the existence of unicorns and phoenix.

(III).What are unicorns and the phoenix? Why are they referred to in the context?

Ans:Unicorns were non-existent animals believed to have a horse’s body and a single, straight horn on their head.
Phoenix was a mythical bird from Arabian legend. Only one phoenix lives at any time, and every 100 years it explodes in fire and regenerates from its own ashes. A symbol of resurrection and rebirth.
They referred to in the context by Sebastian that after seeing this living drollery he will believe that unicorns and phoenix exist.

(IV).What stories did the travelers in the Middle Ages narrate? Why did Antonio swear to believe in such stories?

Ans: The travellers of the Middle Ages narrated stories of strange creatures in the island. These monsters had fleshy outgrowths like bulls and throats descending in a bag of flesh or there were such men whose heads stood in their breasts. After seeing the spirits with the banquet, Antonio agrees with Sebastian on the existence of anything that is incredible.

(V) If Gonzalo were to tell such stories in Naples, would the people believe them? Why?

Ans: Having witnessed the banquet brought by the spirits, Gonzalo thinks that if he describes this at Naples, the people would never believe him. Though they look like monsters they are more gentle and kind in their manners than the human beings.

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) keepers: angles
(b) drollery: a puppet show


Thunder and lightning. Enter ARIEL, like a harpy, claps his

wings upon the table, and with a quaint device the banquet


ARIEL. You are three men of sin, whom Destiny

That hath to instrument this lower world

 And what is in’t, the never-surfeited sea

Hath caus’d to belch up you; and on this island

Where man doth not inhabit—you ’mongst men

Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;

And even with such-like valor men hang and drown

 Their proper selves.

(I).Before the thunder and lightning, what was Alonso preparing to do? Why?

Ans: Before lightning storm Alonso was setting himself up to take care of the dinner, since he was eager because of his long excursion in discovering his child Ferdinand, and he likewise said that he needed to have the last supper of his life. 

(II).Who is a harpy? What symbolism is associated with the banquet?

Ans: A wench is a legendary mammoth having the top of a lady and the body, wings and claws of a falcon; expected to go about as a specialist of retribution. 

The dinner speaks to the enticement that Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian have spent their carries on with seeking after: common material riches and influence. Prospero has brought them here to uncover them for this evil and to rebuff them for the lengths they have gone in endeavoring to store up riches and influence. 

(III).What mysterious atmosphere was created, when the banquet vanished?

Ans:Ariel shows up in the midst of lightning storm and as he applauds his wings upon the table and with an interesting gadget the feast vanishes. 

(IV).Describe the sin committed by each of the three men.

Ans: Prospero was the authentic ruler of Milan. Antonio, the misleading and driven sibling incubated a scheme to usurp his sibling’s dukedom. Alonso was the sworn foe of Prospero and he got a yearly tribute of cash from Antonio for supporting him. Sebastian was Alonso’s more youthful sibling. Every one of them three plot against Prospero and oust him from his dukedom alongside his multi year old little girl, Miranda in an incapacitated pontoon. 

(V).Why does Ariel say that three men are most unfit to live? What punishment has Ariel given them now?

Ans: According to Ariel the three men are generally unfit to live as they are miscreants. They have deceived Prospero. The glorious forces are furious with the wrongdoing they have done to Prospero and his girl. In fractional reimbursement for these wrongdoings, Ariel declares that Ferdinand has passed on. This is just the start of the torments or waiting destruction those three are to encounter.

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) quaint: clever
(b) surfeited: over-satisfied


ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, etc. draw their swords.

You fools! I and my fellows

Are ministers of Fate. The elements,

Of whom your swords are temper’d, may as well

Wound the loud winds, or with bemock’d-at stabs

Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish

 One dowle that’s in my plume. My fellow ministers

Are like invulnerable. If you could hurt,

Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,

And will not be uplifted. But remember

(For that’s my business to you) that you three

 From Milan did supplant good Prospero,

(I).Why does Ariel call Alonso and Sebastian fools?

Ans: On observing Ariel as a nag, a legendary mammoth having the top of a lady and the body, wings, and claws of a hawk, Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio draw their blades out. Ariel derides at them and calls them wicked men

(II).What does Ariel say to show that their swords are powerless?

Ans: Ariel calls them simpletons and says that he and his spirits are the operators of Fate. They won’t have the option to cut even a plume from his wings. 

(III).Why could not these courtiers handle the swords?

Ans: These subjects couldn’t deal with their blades as their blades can’t harm even a molecule of his delicate quills similarly as their blades. 

(IV).What harm did these courtiers do to Prospero?

Ans: These squires uncovered Prospero(actual lord of Milan) alongside his girl Miranda to the threat of sea.They usurped Milan from Prospero and made Antonio its Duke.They left Prospero and Miranda on a spoiled vessel in the ocean. 

(V).How does their action anger the sea, its shores, and all creatures and with what outcome?

Ans: Their activity outrage the ocean ,its shores,and all animals as they had uncovered Prospero and Miranda to the risk of the sea.The ocean rebuffed them for their wrongdoing by causing the wreck. Their wrongdoing was not overlooked by destiny and they were rebuffed for it.

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) dowle: small bit of down i.e a bird’s soft feathers
(b) invulnerable: unconquerable

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