Character Sketch of Ariel (the tempest) - William Shakespeare
Character Sketch of Ariel in the Tempest
However, he only promised to work in service of Prospero for a year. But we don’t know for how long he has already served his master as Prospero arrived on this island twelve years back. So, it seems that Prospero is unwilling to free him as he helps him in creating magical spells. Further, Ariel has a wide range of magical powers and also he has a command over the lesser spirits. Even, many of the complex executions of this plot are done by Ariel itself.
|Character created by||William Shakespeare|
|Play name||The Tempest|
|Character||Good airy Spirit|
|Role||Cast spells for Prospero|
|The Tempest : Summary & Characters||Sources of Sublimity by Longinus|
|American Literature||Yank : a Tragedy Hero|
|British Literature||Synchronic & Diachronic Linguistics|
|Linguistics||Caliban : the Tempest|
Though, Ariel is an airy spirit and acknowledged for his white magics in the play, he has a humanizing effects on the play. He is virtuous spirit and has goodness and empathy. Even, the human characters in the play lack these qualities. He has learnt many human traits and has manipulative skills like them. He requests his master, Prospero to forgive his enemies as they're are now repentant. Rightly, Ariel is an angelic figure with a good command on human matters.