Act II Scene II

Group 2

Discussion Questions

What plans do Trinculo and Stephano have for Caliban?


Trinculo plans to take Caliban to England because thinks the people there would pay to see such an odd creature.

Stephano wants to take Caliban to Naples to give to the emperor as a gift.


"Trinculo: Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. "(Shakespeare 17)


"Stephano: If I can recover him and keep him tame and get to Naples with him, he’s a present for any emperor that ever trod on neat’s leather." (Shakespeare 18)



Why did Caliban decide to worship Stephano?


Caliban believes that Stephano is a god. Caliban also thinks that the liquor given to him by Stephano is out of the world.


"Caliban: (aside) That’s a brave god and bears celestial liquor. I will kneel to him." (Shakespeare 19)

"Caliban: (to STEPHANO) I’ll swear upon that bottle to be thy true subject, for the liquor is not earthly." (Shakespeare 19)

"Caliban: [to STEPHANO] Hast thou not dropp'd from heaven?" (Shakespeare 19)

Character Analysis

Trinculo: Disrespectful

"I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed monster. A most scurvy monster. I could find in my heart to beat him—" (Shakespeare 19).


Stephano: Sarcastic:

"How camest thou to be the siege of this mooncalf? Can he vent Trinculos?" (Shakespeare 18).

"Out o' th' moon, I do assure thee. I was the man i' the moon when time was." (Shakespeare 19).


Caliban: Desperate:

"I’ll show thee every fertile inch o' th' island. And I will kiss thy foot. I prithee, be my god. (Shakespeare 19).

Naïve:

"That’s a brave god and bears celestial liquor. I will kneel to him. (Shakespeare 19).

Gullible:

A very weak monster. The man i' th' moon! A most poor credulous monster." (Shakespeare 19).

Rebellious:

"A plague upon the tyrant that I serve! I’ll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,Thou wondrous man." (Shakespeare 19).

Important Quotes


"No more dams I’ll make for fish,

Nor fetch in firing

At requiring,

Nor scrape trencher, nor wash dish.

'Ban, 'Ban, Ca-caliban

Has a new master. Get a new man.

Freedom, high-day, high-day, freedom, freedom, high-day, freedom! " (Shakespeare 20).




"I’ll show thee the best springs. I’ll pluck thee berries.

I’ll fish for thee and get thee wood enough.

A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!

I’ll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,

Thou wondrous man" (Shakespeare 19).

Theme

It is possible for people to lose self-respect in order to gain self-respect.


"I'll show thee every fertile inch o' th' island; And I will kiss thy foot. I prithee, be my god." (Shakespeare 19).


"I'll kiss thy foot; I'll swear myself thy subject." (Shakespeare 19).

Director

This is important because it fits along with the details my group presented, but it is also important to help the audience understand a part from the play better. An important part from this section is when Caliban is trying to get more wine from Stephano and Caliban tells Stephano that he would show him every inch of the island in order to get more wine. Caliban considers Stephano his god because what Caliban wants is his barrel of wine and to become his servant. 22


Stephano: Adrian

Trinculo: Marc

Caliban: Denise