· Ariel’s point of view
· Mixed feeling towards p
· 14 lines
Prospero my saviour, he set me free
From the place where one’s self was bound by greed.
Saved from the hell that Prospero ripped through.
I am one with the never-ending blue.
The fire, the sea and celestial light,
I thought would grace me when I set to flight
But they did not and I am stuck again
Stuck serving others greed, pride and pain
How the dirt found place with spirit like me,
It seems my freedom is still out of reach
With the earth below and the gods above,
I am now stuck between abuse and love
In a new hell less painful than the last
But still a hell, still a prison alas
My creative writing piece is set in the point of view of Ariel after he is set free from the tree Sycorax trapped him in. Through the poem it strongly hints as it goes on that Ariel is not discovering the freedom he once thought he was going to get. I wanted to highlight the fact that Ariel doesn’t understand the relation between himself and Prospero, as even in the play it shows that Ariel was in a place between being a son to Prospero and being a slave. Ariel is shown to both have a side fury and also confusion in my piece of writing, this style of character description where the writer purposely created better and worse side was popular in Shakespearean writing and very popular in The Tempest.
In the play Ariel seemed to have a difficult relationship with Prospero which I wanted to express in my poem. He was always loyal and put him on a pedestal calling him ‘great master’ and ‘great sir’ (Act 1, Scene 2). In the first lines Ariel calls Prospero ‘my saviour’ which is referring to the fact that Prospero saved him from the tree Sycorax had trapped him in before the play started. He is also shown to have a negative relationship with Prospero for example in the early parts of the play we learn that Ariel is primarily focused on her freedom and found annoyance that he STILL hasn’t got it. Ariel said 'I prithee, remember I have done thee worthy service, told thee no lies, made thee no mistakings, served without or grudge or grumblings. Thou didst promise to bate me a full year. Prospero, dost thou forget from what a torment I did free thee?' (from Act 1, Scene 2). These cold words make some believe that Ariel was like Caliban in that Prospero thought nothing of them and just used them for services and power. In my poem I talked about...