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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 place there Ariel is one of Prosperos many servants who were an inhabitant of the island they are all living on She was stuck in a tree by a spell form the previous ruler Sycorax Ariel feels in dept to Prospero therefore she is more than happy to do his bidding In act one scene 2 lines 318-360 we find out that Prospero freed Ariel form a pine tree She was tied up to it for 12 years by Sycorax before she was freed by prospero and thats why she feels she is in debt to him and does as he pleases And although she may not agree with him she still does as he pleases without argument On the other hand Caliban is the complete opposite of Ariel He is the son of Sycorax and thats why he feels that he is the true ruler of the isle this islands mine Sycorax my mother which though takest from me act1 scene2 line 406-7 Our first impressions of Caliban are that of an evil monster He starts off by cursing at Prospero because he did not want to do his bidding This is seen in act 1 scene 2 As wicked dew as eer my mother brushed with ravens feather from unwholesome fen drop on you both A southwest blow on ye and blister you all oer Prospero is only using Caliban
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