B- The Tempest: Magic and the Supernatural

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Who are the two main vessels of magic and the supernatural in The Tempest?
Ariel and Caliban
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What contextual influence is there to why Shakespeare added magic and the supernatural into this play?
King James VI was highly superstitious which sparked an interest in the Elizabethan population
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How does Shakespeare portray Prospero, why is this important?
He is shown as sensible and not an occultist, who controls the white magic of Ariel - Shakes is not encouraging evil magic
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What is Prospero's power shown through?
His magical books and staff - it is not his own
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How is magic used in the play?
It is used to enhance the plot
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What is the point of the Goddess scene?
To be a spectacular interlude in the play to hold the audience's attention - highbrow entertainment and shows Prospero's power over a goddess like Juno
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What is the Symbolism of Prospero's staff and books?
They represent the magic Shakesperare can create through his pen and plays.
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