Ariel The Tempest

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The Tempest is a romantic comedy play by William Shakespeare theorized to be his last play. Ariel is a slave in The Tempest who is owned Prospero, a magician. Ariel takes part in most of the play and he is a reason many big events happened. In the play, Ariel’s personality impacts the play by being obedient and surreptitious. First and foremost, Ariel is obedient to Prospero’s commands throughout the play and they make a big impact on the play. It is proven that Ariel is obedient to Prospero’s commands with the quotes “Pardon master. / I will be correspondent to command” (1.2.352-353). Ariel will surely be obedient to Prospero so she can gain freedom from her slavery and it is inferred when Prospero says “Do so, and after two days / I will discharge thee” (1.2.355-356). One task Prospero gave to Ariel was to carry out a storm and it is mentioned in “Hast thou, spirit, / performed to point the tempest that I bade thee?’ (1.2.229-230). The storm created by Ariel caused the people in the king’s ship to be separated into…show more content…
He is surreptitious by having the ability to be and it is told in the quote “Enter Ariel, invisible” (3.2.46). His ability to be invisible contributes to his surreptitiousness since only Prospero is the only person with the ability to see him. Ariel was very surreptitious when she heard Caliban say “Within this half hour will he be asleep / will thou destroy him then?” (3.2.124-125). Therefore, the fact that Ariel heard Caliban, it impacts the story since Ariel ends up warning Prospero and it is said in the quote “This will I tell my master” (3.2.126). Since Ariel warned Prospero, Prospero will be on the lookout to avoid being hurt by Caliban. If Prospero would not have been warned, then he would have likely been killed. Ariel’s surreptitious characterization changed many things in the story and it helped many things after the climax to
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