Thus, experience, alongside Prospero, the need to discover

Thus, confronting
realities can act as a catalyst for a moral awakening and subsequent discovery
of purpose. In Act 4, through the distinctive masque, Prospero realises that
his powers are unable to change those unwilling to change just as his powers
did not prevent his usurp. Through song rhyme, sung by the god of harvest,
Ceres “Vines and clustering bunches growing/plants with goodly burthen
bowing/spring come to you at the farthest/in the very end of harvest.” The
masque functions as Prospero’s last act of omnipotence, soothing his inner
conflict of relinquishing power through music and dance. The masque’s
unexpected collapse “I forgot that foul conspiracy…against my life” foreshadows
the imminent abjuration of his magic, and the rediscovery of his authentic
self. Further on, Prospero questions his obsession with magic that had led to
his uncontrollable desire for vengeance.  In Act 5, Prospero’s calls upon Ariel, an airy
spirit, who implies Prospero is less human than he is. Ironic dialogue is used
“your affections would become tender/ dost thou think so, spirit? / mine would,
sir, were I human,” prompting Prospero to morally introspect and take
responsibility for his actions, forgiving those who have wronged him.
Prospero’s confronting discovery is reiterated by the spirits lack of humanity –
acting as a catalyst for questioning his own humility. Shakespeare illustrates
a process of discovering that values reside outside the self and actualize in
actions and experience. Thus, Shakespeare invites us to experience, alongside
Prospero, the need to discover the redemptive power of forgiveness in the face
of inhumanity.

Therefore, the desire for
meaning transcends the seeming irrationality of suffering in an otherwise
meaningless world. Frankl endured the camps conversing internally with his wife,
and found a meaning to live in the love he had for her, distinctive motif of
love is used “my mind still clung to the image of my wife. I didn’t know if she
were still alive…love goes far beyond the physical person…. salvation is
through love and in love” revealing Frankl’s love for his wife became the
catalyst of his discovery of meaning. Frankl’s discovery involves letting
oneself be the subject of love; only this allows transcendence, salvation and
fulfilment. Moreover, Frankl saw the ultimate risk of losing personal values
through the second physiological phase, apathy. Frankl changes to a distinctive
clinical form, writing his professional beliefs on human psychology. Frankl
dismisses predetermined meaning through anaphoric reference “Man is not fully
conditioned but determines himself whether he gives in to conditions or stands
up to them…man is ultimately self-determining” portraying that regardless of
our conditions, our attitude and actions are our choice, and each moment
demands a response. We are not determined by circumstance, we are
self-determined. Frankl positions us to experience a catalytic discovery with
him that man is responsible for making choices in his life.

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