Essays Tagged: "Sycorax"

Master and Servant Relationships

el is Prospero's spirit helper. Ariel was rescued by Prospero from a long imprisonment by the witch Sycorax. He carries out every task Prospero needs accomplished in the play. The relationship between ... performs them willingly, in Act 1 Scene 2, Prospero bursts into fury and threatens to return him to Sycorax.

(1 pages) 16 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Read Act 1 Scene 2. How does Shakespeare introduce Ariel? Look closely at language, imagery and tone. Comment on the relationship between Ariel and Prospero.

of the historical content. Years before Prospero had arrived on the island; a witch by the name of Sycorax had been banished there from Algeria. Whilst on the island, she had imprisoned Ariel in a pi ... o uses his magic in order to subjugate Caliban, he uses it in order to free Ariel from the curse of Sycorax. The submissive attitude of Ariel in his relationship with Prospero stems from the debt that ...

(5 pages) 994 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Tempest Analysis

slavement is that of Prospero and Caliban. Caliban is a beast from Africa and came with his mother, Sycorax, who was a witch. Caliban was the first inhabitant of the island and therefore believes it t ...

(4 pages) 30 1 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The theme of freedom versus. c

erior over many of the characters. One of these characters is his servant, Ariel, who he freed from Sycorax after she was imprisoned in a tree for twelve years. Ariel has to suffer harsh punishment wh ... ro has also enslaved Caliban even though he states that the island is rightfully his by his mother, Sycorax. In Act 1 Caliban tells Prospero how he showed him all the good things on the island, and in ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How is Patriarchal and Gender Power shown in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?

mpest' has only one visible female character, Miranda, whilst other women, such as Caliban's mother Sycorax, Miranda's mother, and Alonso's daughter Claribel, are only mentioned. Miranda is typically ... r, as they are only described through the men of the play. For example, most of what is known about Sycorax is told through Prospero. The women of the play are never responsible for moving the action ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The role of the supernatural in the Tempest

32).When discussing magic, the topic of good and evil comes into play as well. There was the witch, Sycorax, whose specialty was black magic that caused, "mischiefs manifold and sorceries terrible" (1 ... ic that caused, "mischiefs manifold and sorceries terrible" (1.2:265). Prospero uses the mention of Sycorax to remind Ariel that Prospero was the one who saved him from what Sycorax did to him. By bri ...

(11 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Does Shakespeare make his audience feel any sympathy for Caliban?

t the play. Caliban is portrayed as a native islander and son of the previous inhabitant, the Witch Sycorax. He is as well slave of Prospero and gives a perspective on the entitlement of enslaving nat ... he start as we tend to side with Prospero naturally as the play progresses. "Save for the son that [Sycorax] did litter here" says Prospero when referring to Caliban. The relationship between Prospero ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare