In the end, Caliban finally gets the island to himself after the humans leave.
Act IV, Scene I:
Before you can say 'come' and 'go,'
And breathe twice and cry 'so, so,'
Each one, tripping on his toe,
Will be here with mop and mow.
Do you love me, master? no?
Dearly my delicate Ariel.
When Miranda first hears the story of how she and her father were stranded at sea when she was a baby, she thinks she must have made things harder for him. Far from it — Prospero tells her she saved him, protecting him from despair and giving him the strength to go on.