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  • Useful To Prospero
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    Prospero- Savior or Savage In Shakespeare's highly acclaimed play, The Tempest, a character by the name of Prospero is introduced as the mandated duke of Milan and an all-powerful magician. Prospero's enchanted abilities permit him to dominate a chaotic situation which was fabricated by his sudden expulsion from Milan. Prospero is dishonored by his brother Antonio, and as a result is abandoned on a ship with his loving daughter Miranda to never be seen again. Knowing that Prospero's divine power...
  • Caliban Curses Prospero
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    He is the "slave" of Prospero. One hears his voice before one actually see him because seeing a beast so horrid looking would be to much of a shock. Caliban once trusted Miranda and Prospero and this was mutual. Caliban showed the newcomers around the island. In return, Caliban was taught to speak English. All respect was lost for Caliban when he attempted to rape Miranda. He is now a slave to Prospero. Caliban curses Prospero when he is first called upon: "As wicked Dew are ere My Mother brush'...
  • Caliban Lies With Prospero's Failure
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    Prospero's magical powers allow him to single-handedly take control of a situation of slowly developing chaos, caused by his eviction from Milan, and turn the plot of The Tempest towards comedy by sheer force. That he has powers over his surroundings, far greater than those of an ordinary mortal, is inconceivable, as is the fact that he uses them for good in the course of the play. However, it remains to be asked whether Prospero combines his magic with power over the self, and whether Shakespea...
  • Caliban Detests Prospero
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    Prospero & Caliban In The Tempest there are many different relationships between characters. There is the relationship of master and slave, which Prospero has with Ariel and than there is the master slave relationship he has with Caliban. Ariel is grateful to do what Prospero wants of him because she feels that she is in debt to him. Calibans relationship with him is quite the opposite. He resents Prospero and all that he stands for, he believes the island is rightfully his and Prospero had no p...
  • Calls Ariel Spirit
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    Prospero generally greets Caliban and Ariel with the words 'slave' and 'servant'. Prospero calls Ariel the servant and rarely uses Ariel's name. Prospero also calls Ariel 'spirit'. It is quite apparent that Prospero feels that he owns Ariel, always calling Ariel 'My brave spirit' and 'Why that's my spirit' using 'my' in these sentences when he speaks to Ariel, showing possession. This is reflected in what Ariel calls Prospero - 'master'. Prospero is obviously fonder of Ariel than he is of Caliba...
  • Prospero Like The Native Americans
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    In literature as in life, characters are multi-dimensional beings. They possess a wide variety of character traits that make them who they are. In the Tempest written by William Shakespeare, Prospero traits resemble those of the Europeans that came during the exploration of the Americas. Thus, Prospero's treatment of Caliban is similar to the way Europeans treated the Native Americans. In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America. The Europeans came to the Americas and took over. Similarly, ...
  • Prospero In The Physical World Above Caliban
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    The Heart Of The Savage In The Tempest Caliban the deformed savage on the island from his first appearance in the play is more animal than human. Prospero first refers to Caliban by calling him a, "tortoise" (1.2. 318). This sets the tone for Caliban's character in the play as he is labeled as a semi-beast in the play. But interestingly despite Caliban's deformed body and animal like appearance he possess remarkable eloquence that gives him power. Prospero, a renaissance prince even with his vel...
  • Prospero And The Court Party
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    Prospero the Leader Shakespeare, by concealing part of the truth at first, shows us the development of Prospero's character while on the island, from excessively trustful, too tyrannical, to a man who is willing to forgive. By the end of the play, Prospero indeed combines power over himself with power over the outer world (Elye 7). Although this does put him in an ideal position to lead, Prospero is brought to a point where he develops control over himself, rather than being presented as such a ...
  • Miranda And Prospero
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    Prospero Through the course of the play, Shakespeare presents us with a man who seems evil, powerful, and often tyrannical, but in the end, leaves us with a man who learns how to forgive and who can become a leader once again. He was betrayed by numerous people including his brother Antonio and Caliban who tried to rape his daughter Miranda when he brought him into his home. Prospero who is the rightful Duke of Milan, was removed from his position and replaced by his brother under the approval o...
  • Relationship Between Caliban And Prospero
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    Lust for Power Any good story starts with an observation: an observation of the silent neighbor, the infamously loud aunt at the family reunion or the mysterious stranger, smiling at nothing. William Shakespeare always wrote of these observations. His characters in each of his plays represent some part of society or desire lying within society. "The Tempest", Shakespeare's farewell to playwriting, contrasts the idea of civilization and raw nature pertaining to the desire for power, and the greed...
  • Master Slave Relationship Between Prospero And Caliban
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    The relationship between master and slave is embraced by Shakespeare in his play The Tempest. Conflicts and complexities of authority are portrayed by the characters Prospero and Caliban. As one gains power, the other loses it. In the play, Prospero rises to power, while Caliban loses it. The legitimacy of Prospero's authority over Caliban is, however, questionable. What gives Prospero the power over Caliban? What are the reasons that Caliban should obey his masters' orders? These questions can ...
  • Prospero And Caliban
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    The Other in the Tempest In order to understand the characters in a play, we have to be able to distinguish what exactly makes them different. In the case of The Tempest, Caliban, the sub-human slave is governed largely by his senses, making him the animal that he is portrayed to be and Prospero is governed by sound mind, making him human. Caliban responds to nature as his instinct is to follow it. Prospero, on the other hand, follows the art of justifiable rule. Even though it is easy to start ...
  • Prospero Views Caliban
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    Caliban Why are we, as a society, so quick to judge those who look or act differently than us Is it a natural human instinct to either make fun or take advantage of those who seem so different Are they looking for acceptance so badly that they would do anything to gain your approval Caliban, one of the standout characters in Shakespeare's The Tempest, is one of these different people. He looks different, he acts different, and he is hated or just not accepted by most. When I read about Caliban I...
  • Bondage To Prospero's Magic
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    Master And Slave. An Analysis Of The Theme Of Bondage And Liberation In The Tempest Each of the characters in The Tempest finds themselves in bondage. However, by the end of the story, the same characters are set free from whatever enslaves them. A few characters one can see enslaved are Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, and Caliban. Prospero is in bondage to his magic. Since his exile by his brother from his dukedom in Milan, he has had but a few books to help pass the twelve long years. During this ti...
  • Path To Prosperos Cave Ariel
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    Outline I. Introduction 1. Thesis Shakespeare uses Ariel as a servant to prospero in the play, but also Ariel represents Prosperos imagination in a non-literal aspect. 2. Ariel is magical, and he can change into many shapes i.e. fire, nymph, harpy. 3. Ariel is a prisoner of Prosperos 4. Transition - Ariel is an intelligent, sneaky little spirit that Prospero has as a prisoner. II. Body Paragraph #1 1. Ariel works for Prospero 2. He is a prisoner 3. Put in by Sycorax 4. Transition - Before he got...
  • Calibans Nature
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    Calibans Nature When looking at Shakespeares The Tempest one can find an underlying themes of civilization verses barbarism. The characters that are created represent symbols of nature, and their actions build their symbolism. Through the actions we get a view of Shakespeares ideas on civilization and the uncivilized, as well of letting the reader form their own opinions. Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, after being removed by his brother, arrives on an island. He frees a spirit named Ariel f...
  • Sense Of Ariel In Prospero
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    It has been suggested that Prospero represents a benevolent ruler though he is rarely seen as friendly or helpful. He is never charitable as he refuses to give unless receiving something in return. Even with Miranda and Ferdinand, Prospero is gaining the succession. This is important to Prospero and he refers to Ferdinand as "thy" and "thou" accepting him as part of his family. Making sure there marriage is final, assuring he will get what he wants. However towards the end there is a different s...
  • Caliban And Ariel
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    The Tempest which was possibly Shakespeare's last play was written in 1610-1611, Inspired by a shipwreck, Shakespeare's characters are stranded on an island landscape where they each seek to find "freedom" as this essay will show you. Servitude is mainly portrayed by two characters in the play, Caliban and Ariel. Caliba was made to do menial labour when he overstepped a boundary by attempting to rape Miranda - 'till thou didst seek to violate the honour of my child'. By not being ashamed of this...
  • Prospero's Behavior Toward Caliban
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    In the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, Prospero, the protagonist, is a difficult character whose life has largely been spent on a distant island following the unjust usurpation of his dukedom in Milan. The entire play is set on this island, where we learn implicitly the traits of our protagonist, Prospero. Despite his despotic and manipulative nature, expressed early in the play, Prospero evolves into a much more sympathetic character as his disposition lightens and is mostly very forg...
  • Caliban's Attitude To Prospero And Miranda
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    To what extent would you agree with Prospero's description of Caliban as a "thing of darkness"? In the list of characters Caliban is described as a "savage" and "deformed" slave. On stage he has been played as a lizard, a dog, a monkey, a snake and a fish. Most productions opt for the form of a misshapen man as it's very hard to imagine how the other forms could perform all the other chores that Caliban must do to satisfy Prospero. Also, it is a lot easier to fell sorry for a deformed man than a...

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