How Does Prospero Use Language In The Tempest

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Language in the Tempest is a tool of subjugation. Prospero uses language as a way to control Caliban and Ariel. So too Caliban language reminds him how different he really is from both Miranda and Prospero. Language also remind Caliban how much Miranda and Prospero changed him. Language reminds him of his time when he wasn’t a slave. In some weird way when Prospero taught Caliban language he took away dome of Caliban freedom. Now that Caliban know how to speak the difference between him and Prospero grow clearer. Caliban can now fully understand his difference while also feeling trapped by the language because he sees it as something that took away his freedom. In the tempest language is a symbol of being civil, and before Caliban was thought

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