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Explore the theme of rebellion in the first 3 acts of ‘The Tempest’

Rebellion is definitely an important theme throughout the play. Every character has committed an act of rebellion at some point in The Tempest. The subject of rebellion was very important to the audience at the time because of the risk of rebellion at the time against James I, who was the monarch. There is a lot of rebelling against masters, as shown by both Ariel and Caliban. In act 1 scene 2, Ariel asks Prospero for his freedom from the magician’s service, but is declined, and Prospero reminds him of what he freed Ariel from (“I must once in a month recount what thou hast been, which thou forget’st.” I.ii.262-264). Prospero tells that the reason Sycorax imprisoned Ariel, was because…