Why is Caliban a villain?
Caliban could also be considered a villain because he is responsible for a couple of dispicable acts. For one, he tries to rape Miranda (Prospero’s daughter). Miranda had befriended the lonely Caliban but he had betrayed everything to try to force himslef onto her.
What did sycorax do to Ariel and why?
Answer: She was born and banished from Argier (the older form of Algiers). She is mentioned in 1.2 and 5.1. Ariel was her servant but punished him for disobedience (Ariel was “too delicate/To act her earthy and abhorr’d commands”), trapping him in a cloven pine for a dozen years, during which time she died.
What is Prospero’s relationship with Ariel?
Ariel is an airy spirit who is in debt to Prospero. When Prospero and Miranda first arrived on the island, Ariel was imprisoned in a tree. He had been trapped there by the witch, Sycorax (Caliban’s mother). Prospero used his magic to release Ariel then made the spirit become his servant in return.
How does Caliban plot against Prospero?
While Ariel looks on, Caliban plots against Prospero. The key, Caliban tells his friends, is to take Prospero’s magic books. Once they have done this, they can kill Prospero and take his daughter. Stephano will become king of the island and Miranda will be his queen.
Why does Prospero stop the show?
Prospero stops the show because he suddenly remembers that Caliban has issued a challenge, and the hour of that challenge is almost there. Ariel asks Prospero what’s wrong, after he abruptly stopped the show, and he responds with “We must prepare to meet with Caliban” which shows where his mind is.
How is Caliban punished?
Caliban appears at Prospero’s call and begins cursing. Prospero promises to punish him by giving him cramps at night, and Caliban responds by chiding Prospero for imprisoning him on the island that once belonged to him alone. Prospero accuses Caliban of being ungrateful for all that he has taught and given him.
What is the most ignoble snooping?
Ans. According to Prospero, the most ignoble snooping is that Antonio has placed the dukedom of Milan under the humiliating control of Naples. Antonio had caused the ignoble snooping by entering into an agreement with the King Naples by paying him an annual tribute and accepting a subordinate position to Naples.
How do Stephano and Trinculo treat Caliban?
In addition, Stephano and Trinculo give Caliban wine, which Caliban finds to be a “celestial liquor” (II. ii. 109). Moreover, Caliban initially mistakes Stephano and Trinculo for Prospero’s spirits, but alcohol convinces him that Stephano is a “brave god” and decides unconditionally to “kneel to him” (II.