In this post, we are going to present part 2 of our class notes on The Tempest, Act 3 Scene 2. This contains dialogue-wise explanations, word meaning, special coverage on important sections, etc. This is prepared thinking the necessity of the students, like ISC class 12 students. In this specific post, you will find the initial dialogues between Trinculo, Stephano, and Caliban in Act 3, scene 2 of The Tempest.
The Tempest – Act 3, scene 2 Class Notes Part 2
Trinculo to Caliban – Dialogue 1
“Servant-monster”? The folly of this island. They say
there’s but five upon this isle. We are three of them. If
th’ other two be brained like us, the state totters.
Folly – fool
isle – island
Totters – shakes
Trinculo referred to Caliban with the address/words “servant monster”.
At First, Stephano called Caliban a Servant monster. Trinculo just echoed in utter (complete) bewilderment. [Trinculo just mocked Stephano to insult Caliban.]
Trinculo found the island quite crazy as a creature like Caliban was available there.
He also heard that there were only five people on it. Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo were certainly three of them. Trinculo said that If the other two were as silly as the three of them, then the country must be in a bad shape.
Trinculo was drunk and not in his senses. He was just uttering senseless and irrelevant things to insult Caliban.
Caliban to Stephano – Dialogue 2
I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased to
hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?
Hearken – listen
suit – request
Caliban said this to Stephano.
Caliban wanted to take revenge on his master Prospero with the help of Stephano. Hence he flattered Stephano and requested him to listen to his plea/prayer.
Stephano to Caliban Dialogue 3
Marry, will I. Kneel and repeat it. I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
Stephano took an oath to listen to Caliban’s plea. He asked Caliban to kneel down like a servant and pray.