Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does Prospero find Ariel in The Tempest?
When Prospero arrives on the island, it has been enchanted by the witch, Sycorax, who died a short time before they arrived. Fortunately Prospero's books on magic allow him to release good spirits that had been imprisoned in trees on the island. The chief spirit is Ariel, a lively little spirit who becomes Prospero's servant.
2. In The Tempest, how does Prospero bring his enemies to the island?
When Prospero is banished to the island, he has with him his books of magic, which allow him to free the good spirit of the isle. The spirits, at Prospero's command, raise a violent storm, in the midst of which is a ship with Prospero's enemies, his brother and the king of Naples. They are cast upon the island.
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