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Identify Key Themes in 'The Tempest'

In this worksheet, students will identify key themes in 'The Tempest'.

'Identify Key Themes in 'The Tempest'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Shakespeare

Curriculum subtopic:   The Tempest

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

What do you already know about the themes in 'The Tempest'?



Some of the main themes in the play are:










In the exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular theme is presented by Shakespeare in an extract from the play.

You will also need to be able to write about the theme and how it is presented by Shakespeare over the course of the play.

This activity will help you to revise some of the most important features of the themes from 'The Tempest'.


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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