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How did Prospero help Ariel when he first came to the island?

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lilcharlotte | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 17, 2007 at 7:29 PM via web

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How did Prospero help Ariel when he first came to the island?

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muzz01 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 3, 2007 at 5:02 PM (Answer #2)

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The witch Sycorax imprisoned Ariel in a pine tree, but died before Ariel could be set free so Ariel was stuck there for 12 years. Prospero freed Ariel.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 17, 2007 at 10:56 PM (Answer #1)

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The witch Sycorax had imprisoned Ariel in "a cloven pine." Prospero freed Ariel.

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