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ENG 102The Tempest's Magic “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, explain how the human will control supernatural power. Prospero, duc of Milan, is the main protagonist who show the use of “supernatural” in different kind of events that can happened in the play. Being face to our demons the route of success can be difficult. Nonetheless, Prospero never gave up despite the betrayal of Antonio, he used this weakness in strength to survive. Withal, Prospero has acquiredhis return to his Dukedom by his assiduity to study magic and his wish to always has more powers. In the similar cases, in the article “Pedagogical and colonial Power Discourses in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest” by Zolfagharkhani Moslem, and Zahra Heshmatifar, theyfigure out that Prospero used his social rank as well as his knowledge in magic to acquire more power by teaching to all the characters of all social rank. Moreover, due to Prospero's know-how some characters see him as a god. (13) However, in the play we find him dictate to Ariel, “All hail, great master! Grave sir, hail! I come/To answer thy best pleasure, be ’t to fly, /To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride/ On the curled cloud. To thy strong bidding, task/Ariel and allhis quality” (1.2.190). And, it proves that Ariel makes his desires his will. Ariel was the first supernatural element to appear in the play, and was saved from a tree by Prospero. In order to help her achieve her magic he becomes his master and often delegates
some of his powers. Ariel is at ease in the sea and fire and it makes her the spirit of the air. By