The Tempest – Act 3, scene 2 Class Notes Part 3

In this post, we are going to present part 3 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 interesting dialogues between Stephano, and Caliban in Act 3, scene 2 of The Tempest.

The Tempest – Act 3, scene 2 Class Notes Part 3

Dialogue set 4 [ 2 sets of dialogue by Caliban to Stephano]

#CALIBAN

(kneeling) As I told thee before, I am subject to a

tyrant, a sorcerer that by his cunning hath cheated

me of the island

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#CALIBAN

I say, by sorcery he got this isle.

From me he got it. If thy greatness will

Revenge it on him—for I know thou darest,

But this thing dare not—

Explanation of 2 pieces of dialogues listed above from Caliban

Caliban wanted to take revenge on his master Prospero with the help of Stephano.

Here, he was complaining to Stephano against Prospero.

He said that his tyrant master who was a magician, had cheated Caliban and captured [seized] the island. Caliban also prayed to Stephano to take revenge on Prospero.

Dialogue set 5

#STEPHANO

That’s most certain.

#CALIBAN

Thou shalt be lord of it and I’ll serve thee.

Explanation of 2 pieces of dialogues between Stephano and Caliban

Context: Caliban complained to Stephano against Prospero. He said that his tyrant master who was a magician, had cheated him and captured [seized] the island. Caliban also prayed to Stephano to take revenge on Prospero.
Stephano agreed to Caliban’s plea. Caliban felt better and said that Stephano would be the king of the island and he would be Stephano’s servant.

Dialogue set 6

#STEPHANO

How now shall this be compassed?

Canst thou bring me to th’ party?

#CALIBAN

Yea, yea, my lord. I’ll yield him thee asleep,

Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head.

Explanation of 2 pieces of dialogues between Stephano and Caliban

Stephano was pointing to the planned act of revenge on Prospero.

Caliban wanted to take revenge on his master Prospero with the help of Stephano. Hence he prayed to Stephano to accomplish/execute that task. Stephano agreed to Caliban’s plea and asked how they would proceed to do that. Stephano also asked Caliban to bring Prospero to him.

Caliban replied that he would take Stephano to Prospero when the latter would be in deep sleep, and Stephano would be able to kill Prospero easily at that time.

The Tempest – Act 3, scene 2 Class Notes Part 3
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