fictional sprite who appears in Shakespeare’s ‘The
Common clues: Spirit
in "The Tempest"; Shakespearean sprite; Prospero's
servant; “The Tempest” character; Tempestuous
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Tempest: Shakespeare's Final Answer
is a fictional sprite who appears in William Shakespeare's play
The Tempest. She is bound to serve the magician Prospero, who
rescued her from Sycorax, the witch who previously inhabited the
island; this may be a bond of honor, as Prospero greets
disobedience with a reminder that Ariel owes Prospero her
freedom. Ariel, much like Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, is
given many of the play's most lyrical passages, which are sung by
Ariel to befuddle and enchant the other characters. Ariel's
abilities certainly include illusions.
taking on an illusionary form, at Prospero's command
name, which is a variation of the word "air" from which
the spirit comes, is reused in later literature for other
sprites, most notably in Alexander Pope's mock epic The Rape of
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