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Examination Questions on The Tempest

Question: What is the dramatic purpose of the quarrel between Prospero and Ariel?

Answer: I. To give Prospero an opportunity, when chiding Ariel, to inform the spectators of the drama of Ariel's history, which information it is absolutely necessary they should have in order to appreciate Ariel's part in the action of the drama. II. To give an opportunity for the revelation of the characters of Prospero and Ariel.

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