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Oct 27, The would-be murderers are caught, and Stephano and Trinculo are set things right (I.2 ) Prospero even went to the trouble of causing. Category: Tempest essays; Title: Trinculo and Stephano of Shakespeare's social relationships: those of a ruler to his territory, a governor to his subjects, in general face many problems, as is the nature of having power and authority. Our interactive chart lets you see how the characters are linked together and how their relationships change over the course of the play. We group them.
In the play, Trinculo finds Caliban hiding under a cloak and thinks he had been struck by lightning. He gives them wine and then he and Trinculo recognise each other.
He calls him 'Lord' and possibly exploits this to take control in Act 3, Scene 2. A key theme of the play is power. Caliban does not want power, but a kinder master.
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Prospero had treated him kindly until he attempted to rape Miranda, after which he was forced to live in a rock. She lov'd not the savour of tar nor of pitch, Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch.
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang! This is a scurvy tune too; but here's my comfort. Scene II  Caliban: Hast thou not dropp'd from heaven?
Out o' th' moon, I do assure thee; I was the Man i' th' Moon, when time was. I have seen thee in her, and I do adore thee.
Caliban? Who are you, really?
My mistress show'd me thee, and thy dog and thy bush. Scene II  I prithee, be my god. Caliban to StephanoAct 2: Scene II  Flout 'em and scout 'em, and scout 'em and flout 'em; Thought is free.
Scene II  He that dies pays all debts. The three of them all share one thing in common: He suggests to Stephano that they kill Prospero, hinting at the good life they would have if Prospero were out of the way III. But Prospero finds out about their plan with Ariel as his spy, and is ready when they come to kill him IV.
Shakespeare's Presentation of Colonialism in ‘The Tempest' - Theme Analysis
The would-be murderers are caught, and Stephano and Trinculo are returned to their masters at the end of the story, as is Caliban V. Encouraged by their unusual circumstances and their companionship, they had tried to change their place in society, but found themselves still lacking the power to do so. When Prospero had Ariel shipwreck Antonio and the other aristocrats on the island, he let one be separated from the rest.
His plan works and Ferdinand and Miranda immediately take a liking to each other I. However, Prospero insists that they do not engage in activities that would not have been considered appropriate for an unmarried couple in the society they came from. Though he has an entire island under his control, including a powerful spirit to do his bidding, he wants the dukedom back simply because that is the way he thinks it should be. He knows that he has been wronged by his brother, as he relates to Miranda early in the story, and he wants to set things right I.
Though he could have kept his supernatural power, he chooses to let Ariel go free along with all his own power V.
Prospero is willing to give up these things in order to get his rightful place in society back. Many speculations have been made as to how society affects people when they find themselves totally separated from it. Whether or not Shakespeare intended to address this concept, The Tempest is full of characters that behave as their society has trained them to, even though they are on an island that is far from any familiar society.
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