The tempest Scene Summaries

Act 1 Scene 1 Alonso returns from his daughters wedding and his boat gets wrecked by a tempest.
Act 1 Scene 2 Miranda asks Prospero why he’s messing up the boat, so Prospero tells her the reason that they are on the island and stuff. First encounter of Caliban in the story. Ariel brings Ferdinand onto the island.
Act 2 Scene 1 Alonso and his crew arrive on the island, and then Alonso and Gonzalo are put to sleep by Ariel. Antonio and Sebastian plan to assassinate the king and Gonzalo, but are stopped when Ariel wakes the king up.
Act 2 Scene 2 Trinculo Encounters a cowing Caliban, and then Stephano shows up and everyone gets drunk. Caliban tells Stephano that he should go assassinate the ruler of the island Prospero.
Act 3 Scene 1 Prospero Tests Ferdinand by making him pick up heavy things. Miranda offers to help, but Ferdinand says naw. They pledge their love for each-other, and Prospero, who is watching, is chill with it because it’s his plan.
Act 3 Scene 2 Caliban and his crew get really drunk, and Caliban thinks of Stephano as a god. They plan to assasinate Prospero.
Act 3 Scene 3 The king and his party sit down to rest, and Antonio and Sebastian think to try and kill Alonso again. All of a sudden, Ariel as a harpy comes in and chastises them for their wrong doing. Alonso runs to look for his son, while Gonzalo follows.
Act 4 Scene 1 Prospero Is pretty chill that Ferdinand is with Miranda, so Ariel is ordered to prepare an entertainment. Ariel brings down a bunch of goddesses who bless the marriage, but then Prospero remembers Caliban’s assassination plot. Caliban and his crew, meanwhile, are in Prospero’s house, goofing off with his clothes, when Prospero and Ariel call spirits to go and chase them off.
Act 5 Scene 1 Prospero asks about the King’s party, and Ariel tells him that he is moved by their emotion, and so Prospero releases them from his spell and explains everything to them. Caliban is brought forth and is forgiven for his plot against Prospero. Ariel is set free, and Prospero gives up his powers.