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Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest At Shakespeare's play The Tempest, there are many interruptions that interfere with the outcomes of the play. Simultaneously, through enchanting and tune, the wedding masque is a subtle distraction that might have altered the result of the play. From The Tempest, disturbance equals distraction, consequently causing restraints. This promotes confusion, disturbance, psychological intrusion, and diversion amongst the characters in the play. We're introduced to Ariel (Prospero's invisible servant). Ariel sings beautiful songs that distract the characters and the audience also. Ariel's music inspire subliminal messages; those messages are mental and physical acts of destruction. The exquisite sound that Ferdinand hears is brought on by fear of sea vision: Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls which were in his eyes; But doth suffer a sea change Into something rich and strange" Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell: (1.2.400) More than likely these are the most words which provoke Ferdinand's fascination. Hearing that his father is outstretched at the bottom of the sea, his bones deteriorating, there is a change, a particular change that involves wealth and the ringing of a bell possibly at death. "This music crept by me upon the waters/ Thence I have followed it, Or it hath drawn me rather; however, 'tis gone"(1.2.392-94). This hodgepodge of vision is a bit inconsistent sounding to Ferdinand's ears because he does not know where the audio is coming from, or its own intentional significance. At this point, Ferdinand is assumed to be looking for his father. Instead, he is diverted by Ariel's song, "And then take hands. Curtsied when you've got and kissed / Th...