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Who is Prospero's servant in "The Tempest"?

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Posted June 16, 2008 at 2:14 AM via web

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Who is Prospero's servant in "The Tempest"?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 16, 2008 at 2:49 AM (Answer #1)

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Prospero's servant is Ariel, a sprite who has endured a twelve-year sentence of punishment for refusing to obey the commands of the evil witch Sycorax.  Although Prospero technically releases Ariel when his time is served, he essentially keeps the sprite in servitude until he has accomplished his objectives in exacting revenge against his enemy Alonso.  It is Ariel who causes the tempest, and performs other acts of magic throughout the play.  Ariel is finally granted his true and complete freedom at the end of the story, when Prospero's purposes have been accomplished to his satisfaction.

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bemlcs | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 7, 2011 at 4:21 AM (Answer #2)

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aRiel

 

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minjung119 | Student , Grade 10 | Honors

Posted June 12, 2011 at 4:10 AM (Answer #3)

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ariel and Caliban

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saibear | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted June 21, 2011 at 9:13 AM (Answer #4)

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propero's servant is Ariel

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angelems789 | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted December 29, 2011 at 12:57 AM (Answer #5)

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prospero's servants are Ariel the spirit and Caliban.

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najiha | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 27, 2012 at 1:33 AM (Answer #6)

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Ariel and Caliban

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shiiina | Student , Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 27, 2012 at 1:12 PM (Answer #7)

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ariel

 

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chanel12345 | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM (Answer #8)

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Caliban and ariel are prosperos slaves

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