Question: Who is Claribel? What dramatic purpose is attained by the references to Claribel?
Answer: Claribel is the daughter of the King of Naples. Her marriage was the indirect cause of the disasters which have happened to Alonso and his friends (cf. II. 1. 102-130). To give the spectators this information, which is so necessary to an intelligent
appreciation of the plot, is the reason of this reference to her.
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