Alonso Servant-monster, drink to me. hast any more of this? The Tempest. O!" (2.2.51). TRINCULO Stephano! The Tempest is a comedy. [Enter CALIBAN, STEPHANO, and TRINCULO] STEPHANO: Tell not me; when the butt is out, we will drink: water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and: board 'em. Become invisible: Who plots to murder the shipwrecked lords as they sleep? Stephano discusses the possibility of selling Caliban, so Shakespeare may be criticising the way colonialists exploit the natives of the lands they conquered for their own personal gain. TRINCULO O Stephano. man, like a duck: I can swim like a duck, I'll be sworn. Mercy, mercy, this is a devil, and no monster! A report of the shipwreck reached England, as did tales of the castaways. In November 1611, Shakespeare’s play The Tempest first appeared on the English stage. Stephano, Trinculo, and Caliban: Who is the King of Naples? Enslaved by Prospero, Caliban was the son of Sycorax, the witch who ruled the island after she banished from the city of Algiers in Algeria. Because of this double nature to their characters, they are more important than they initially appear. STEPHANO Here, kiss the book. Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose. I’ll pull Whether because of Stephano's singing or because Trinculo has crawled under his cloak, Caliban cries out, "Do not torment me! TRINCULO Stephano! The Roles of Trinculo and Stephano in The Tempest Trinculo and Stephano have two major roles in The Tempest - comic relief and the theme of exploration. The Tempest is the _____ play Shakespeare wrote by himself, as well as acted in: last: After the tempest, what does Prospero order Ariel to do? This criticism is further expressed by Trinculo who refers to their prospective customers as 'holiday-fool[s]' The Tempest Please see the bottom of this page for extensive resources on The Tempest. Stephano and Antonio: Who gets drunk and raucous? In a comic subplot, the drunken power-hungry butler named Stephano tries to depose the island’s ruler, Prospero. STEPHANO Here; swear then how thou escapedst. ACT III SCENE II : Another part of the island. I will leave him; I have no long spoon. TRINCULO Swum ashore. Savage and monstrous on one level, Caliban attempts to force himself on the chaste Miranda and offers her body to Stephano to convince him to kill Prospero. Stephano hears the noise and notices a brown mass with a … Stephano and Trinculo, though arguably less intelligent than Caliban, still treat him like he is hardly human because of his native status and skin color; and the fact that Caliban tolerates this treatment and name-calling shows that he accepts this inferiority and Stephano's tenuous authority as well. STEPHANO If thou be’st Trinculo, come forth. If thou be’st Stephano, touch me and speak to me, for I am Trinculo—be not 105 afeard—thy good friend Trinculo. STEPHANO 100 Doth thy other mouth call me? Stephano, the Alonso's butler, enters, drinking and singing very badly. Caliban is a complicated character.