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Humanity and Captives In Shakespeares The Tempest Prospero lost his humanity and captives by forcing and manipulating Ariel but in the end he regains it by forgiving the people who hurt him the most instead of trying to get revenge Prospero loses all his humanity and captives by being forceful and manipulative towards Ariel When he told Ariel Thou best knowst what torment I did find thee in thy groans did make wolves howl and penetrate the breasts of every-angry years It was torment to lay upon the damned which Sycorax count not again undo It was mine art when I arrived and heard thee that made a gape the pine and let thee out12346-354 He was losing his humanity captives and dehumanizing Ariel when he forced him to remember the torment of what happened to him because Ariel has served his time and should be free of Prospero Prosperos humanity and captives were also slipping away from him because he was forcing Ariel to work for him and feel in-depth Prosperos humanity and captives slip further away from him when he finishes threatening Ariel by telling him If thou more murmurst I will rend an oak and peg thee in his knotty entrails till thou hast howld away a dozen winters12349-351 His humanity and captives fall away from him because he is using Ariels memory to induce guilt on him He also loses his humanity and captives because he uses Ariels fear of physical torment to manipulate Ariel to do whatever he wants Prospero regains his humanity and captives by being forgiving and trying to forget the past When Prospero told Caliban As you look to have my pardon trim it handsomely51147-149 He regains his humanity and captives because he is forgiving the person that hurt him deeply especially when he turned on him and tried to rape his daughter Miranda He also regains his humanity and captives because instead of seeking revenge
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