Question: What has Shakespeare accomplished in Act I of The Tempest?
Answer:I. He has introduced every important character in the drama, and given all necessary information about them. II. He has described in detail all the causes of the action of this drama. III. He has foreshadowed that action: a. Prospero's retribution (cf . I. 2. 177-184); b. The love affair of Ferdinand and Miranda.
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Fleming, William H. How to Study Shakespeare. New York: Doubleday and Co., 1898. Shakespeare Online. 10 Aug. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/thetempest/questionst/actonepoints.html >.