Prospero has no feelings for Caliban.
He is the usurped king of Milan. He is living in the magical island for twelve years with his daughter Miranda. Caliban is the native of the Island. Prospero is the product of nurture and Caliban is the product of nature. Prospero is the king of Milan, a civilized man.
Caliban is a savage. He is the son of witch Sycorax, who ruled the island before Prospero arrived. Prospero along with his daughter Miranda was driven from his kingdom by his brother Antonio to sea, in to a small boat.
They survived and eventually found themselves in the magical island. Prospero by means of his magical knowledge is able to create magical spells with the help of spirits inhibiting the island.
He uses his magic and commands spirits like Ariel only to avenge the wrong done on him. As we find in the play, Prospero creates a storm through his magic. But he does not harm any of them. They discover themselves safe in the enchanting island.
On his arrival on the island, Prospero attempts to teach him human language and had no intention of enslaving him. He cannot be improved as tries to rape Miranda.
This statement is true as is evident from his speech to Prospero: Caliban uses the language only to utter powerless curses to Prospero. Prospero by dint of his mystic powers makes him his slave and binds him to a hard rock. Caliban dislikes Prospero as Prospero has usurped his position as the king of the island: As the son of Sycorax who was the ruler of the island, he is rightfully the king of the isle.
In the play Caliban is described as the deformed spirit. He is the savage slave of Prospero.
Prospero is a refined man, the king of Milan. He is a man is superior to nature.
He is not only a man but also the sovereign who posses a higher status in society. His magic is more powerful than that of Sycorax because of its different nature. Sycorax is a goetist so her magic is as potent as that of a demon.
Prospero is a theurgist. He does not act for his own benefit but in order to produce what is good. He saves the life of Gonzalo and Alonso and he makes his brother face his crime.
When he came to the island, he realized Ariel from the magic of Sycorax. In the end he forgives all including Caliban. He frees Ariel from the position of a slave.
Caliban is described as a villain by Miranda.
Trinculo, a jester and Stephano, a butler think him as some kind of fish with four legs. He curses Prospero through out the play and invites cramps as punishment. He gets drunk along with Trinculo and Stephano. In his drunkenness, he takes drunken Stephano as his master.
He along with Stephano and Trinculo plots the murder of Prospero. But in the last act of the play Caliban accepts the goodness of Prospero: He realizes that he has been a fool in worshipping Stephano, the drunken fool.
In the play, Prospero is the product of civilization and Caliban is the product of wild and untamed nature.Essay on The Tempest Summary. THE TEMPEST SUMMARY ACT I. Alonso (The King of Naples), Sebastian (Alonso’s brother), Ferdinand (Alonso’s brother), Antonio, Gonzolo and others are all on board a ship, which is battling a huge storm.
Caliban is never harmed through Prospero's magic, and Prospero prevents Caliban from injuring anyone else. But Caliban does learn, through the use of Prospero's magic, that Trinculo and Stefano are not gods, nor are they honorable men who can be trusted.
Through Prospero's verbal and physical abuse, the enslaved Caliban is unjustly portrayed as a vicious and subhuman beast. Prospero has no feelings for Caliban. Therefore he thinks that Caliban was put on earth for work. On the other hand Prospero, although on occasion petty and harsh, is a fair master and rewards Caliban’s good behaviour as seen in Act five when Prospero says “to have my pardon” when he exonerates Caliban for his previous actions against him and Miranda.
Caliban's also feisty and challenges Prospero's authority, which we can't help but admire, especially when Caliban points out that learning Prospero's language gave him the ability to "curse" his tormenter. The Tempest Caliban And Prospero Relationship. With close reference to appropriately selected episodes write about the dramatic methods Shakespeare uses to present the relationship between Prospero and Caliban.
‘The Tempest’ was the last play written by Shakespeare and is widely regarded to be his greatest play.