Power and language in Act 2 Scene 1 of The Tempest

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Power and language in Act 2 Scene 1 of The Tempest

  1. 1. L.O: To explore the theme of power and control in Act 2 Scene 1 of the play
  2. 2. Success Criteria: 3. You MUST understand the main events of the scene and show awareness of how these relate the theme of power. (C grade description)  2. You SHOULD analyse the main events of the scene and identify and comment on how these relate to the theme of power (B grade description) 1. You COULD analyse and evaluate the main events of the scene and how these relate to the theme of power (A-A* grade description)
  3. 3. Summary- Act 2:Scene 1  Ariel enters, invisible, and plays music that makes Gonzalo and Alonso fall asleep. As they sleep, Antonio slyly presents a murder plot to Sebastian. Since Ferdinand is almost definitely dead, Antonio says, Alonso's death would make Sebastian King of Naples. Sebastian is drawn in, remembering how Antonio overthrew his own brother. He hesitates a bit, though, asking Antonio if his conscience bothers him for what he did to Prospero. Antonio dismisses the question. Sebastian is convinced to go ahead with the plot, and Sebastian and Antonio draw their swords. Just then, Ariel enters again, and sings a soft warning. Gonzalo and Alonso awaken. Caught with their swords out, the two conspirators claim somewhat unconvincingly that they heard loud bellowing nearby and sought to protect their comrades from a beast they believed was nearby. Gonzalo and Alonso, unsettled, draw their swords and exit, followed by Ariel, who plans to tell Prospero of the plot.
  4. 4. Task One   In pairs.  Match the quotations to the correct parts of the speech where Antonio tries to convince Sebastian to kill his brother (Alonso, the King of Naples) 10 minutes
  5. 5. Task Two  5 minutes  Pick the quotations you think are most important to the theme of power and control and copy them into your folder.
  6. 6. Act 2: Scene 2   Choose one quotation and analyse it using PEE During Act 2 scene 1 Antonio uses flattery to try and persuade Sebastian to kill his brother the king calling him ‘noble Sebastian’ . This reveals Antonio’s manipulative nature and suggests that he is using Sebastian to gain more power.
  7. 7. Knowledge check   Come up with three questions to test another group’s knowledge of the events in Act 2 of the play.  Your group must know the answer to the question! 5 minutes
  8. 8. Question types  1. Must be a simple knowledge question. 2. Must be an analysis question. 3. Must be an evaluation question. 5 minutes
  9. 9. Homework   Choose three more quotations from today’s lesson and analyse them using PEE.

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