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Purpose of the Aside

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The Tempest, Act 3, scene 3, 1611

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Jeremy Hylton, n.d.. Web. 20 March 2016.

Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of Antonio's and Sebastian's asides in lines 11-19?

A

It emphasizes the friendship between the two men.

B

It establishes the urgency of their plans.

C

It establishes their desires to secretly make fun of the king.

D

It establishes the altruistic nature of their plans.

E

It establishes the conspiratorial nature of their plans.