Essay Caliban In The Tempest. first words that are used to describe Caliban by Prospero. Prospero is suppose to be an adult figure for him and taking care of him, but instead he is only using Caliban for a slave. Caliban was treated like nothing but a piece of property by Prospero.
Caliban and Prospero’s master-slave relationship prompts readers to consider Caliban as lesser, in comparison to the other characters in the play. Considering textual evidence from The Tempest, Caliban’s representation as a slave is the most literal and rational of the critiques, because he is constantly being labeled as such by Prospero.