The Tempest Discussion #2: Acts 1 and 2
Remember to post after reading (and watching!) acts 1 and 2.
The Tempest deals with many universal themes that would have concerned audiences in 1611 and are still important ideas today. Choose one of the following themes and provide at least one piece of textual evidence that supports your reading:
Rulers and subjects
Revenge or mercy
Encounters with indigenous peoples
Role of the artist in the artwork
DO NOT FORGET TO CITE YOUR SOURCE! For a play, you should include the act, scene, and line as illustrated here (Links to an external site.).
First, you should address the prompt. Second, you should pose a question for the discussion. This question should be open-ended and should further the conversation.
Then, you should respond to at least two other students’ posts. In your first response, you should answer the student’s question and ask him or her a question back. In your second response, you should respond to one of the questions asked of you (if you have any). If no one has responded to your post, you want to respond to a different student in the same way you did for your first response. Work on articulating your own insights in the readings while being open to others’ interpretations.
Please look at the rubric and remember to keep the discussion respectful but lively!
Your initial post is due on Wednesday at 11:55 p.m. Your two responses are due on Friday at 11:55 p.m.