Symbolism Of Chaos In Shipwreck Plot Summary

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Through the use of loud yelling and pealing drums, the Director, Jimmy Herrick, suggests that the chaos that prevails in the shipwreck scene is symbolic symbolic of chaos that occurred in the overthrowing of Prospero. When the shipwreck scene opens, everyone is yelling at the boatswain, while the boatswain tries to keep everyone safe below the deck and order the other mariners to perform various tasks to keep the boat afloat. While the characters shout at each other, the musicians offstage play loud, thundering drums to represent the thunder and lightning of the tempestuous storm. The chaos that Jeremy Herrin portrays with the drums and yelling not only captures the audience’s attention, but also, later, draws parallels between the shipwreck

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