Question: What further dramatic function does the storm now have?
Answer: It gives Prospero an opportunity to relate to Miranda all the circumstances which have caused her
and himself to be in this island. These circumstances are the causes of the action of this drama.
It is necessary the spectators of the drama should be thoroughly informed of them. The dramatic purpose of this recital of them is to convey to the spectators that necessary information.
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