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TRINCULO. 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 brain’d like us, the state totters.

STEPHANO. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee.

Thy eyes are almost set in thy head.

TRINCULO. Where should they be set else? He were a

 brave monster indeed if they were set in his tail.

STEPHANO. My man-monster hath drown’d his tongue

in sack. For my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam,

ere I could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues off

and on. By this light, thou shalt be my lieutenant,

 monster, or my standard.

(I).Who are the “three of them” and the rest two? If two of the rest are like the others, what would happen to the state?

Ans: The three of them are Stephano, Caliban, and Trinculo, and the rest two are Prospero and Miranda. If the other two were brained like them, the state would have collapse.

(II).Who is the servant-monster? What is meant by”his eyes set in his head”? Why do you think that his eyes are set in his head?

Ans: “Caliban is the worker beast”, “his eyes set in his mind” implies that his eyes are gazing vacantly as they were set in his mind. His eyes are set in his mind since he is half-beast and half-human. He is disproportioned in his shape and is by all accounts a missing connection among man and creature.

(III).Bring out the humor in the response of Trinculo in the extract.

Ans: Trinculo says that Caliban’s eyes ought to be set in his tail as opposed to in his mind. He says that Caliban would look increasingly attractive if his eyes were in his tail. This draws out a comical inclination in the above concentrate.

(IV).What does Trinculo say about Caliban?

Ans: Trinculo says that Caliban’s eyes ought to be set in his tail as opposed to in his mind. He says that Caliban would look progressively attractive if his eyes were set in his tail.

(V).How is Caliban’s plot to murder Prospero parallel to the plot hatched by Antonio and Sebastian?

Ans: Caliban’s plot to slaughter Prospero is corresponding to the plot that will be brought forth by Antonio and Sebastian to murder Alonso during his rest in light of the fact that both have a typical rationale and objective to vanquish the land, Caliban needs to overcome the island though Sebastian needs to be the lord of Naples. Them two have underhanded considerations with a covetous brain.

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) folly: fool
(b) sack: a kind of wine


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 dar’st,

But this thing dare not—

 STEPHANO. That’s most certain.

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

STEPHANO. How now shall this be compass’d? Canst

thou bring me to the party?

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

 Where thou mayst knock a nail into his head.

(I).Who got the island by sorcery? How did Caliban get the island?

Ans: Prospero got the island by witchcraft. Caliban got the island by legacy from his mom Sycorax, who was the previous leader of this island. However, Prospero caught and removed the island from Caliban through enchantment.

(II).Who should now be the legal owner of the island according to Caliban? What does Caliban request Stephano to do?

Ans:As per Caliban, Stephano ought to be the legitimate proprietor of this island. Caliban demands Stephano to render retribution from Prospero and execute him while he is sleeping and wed Miranda.

(III).Explain the symbolism in Prospero taking over Caliban’s island with reference to the practice of colonization.

Ans: Caliban was the legitimate proprietor of this island yet Prospero assumed control over this island from him and began living there. It is colonization where individuals originate from outside and rule a spot while smothering neighborhood individuals living there. It shows the act of intensity and colonization.

(IV).What is Caliban’s plan to take revenge on Prospero?

Ans: Caliban asks Stephano to kill Prospero around early afternoon while he is snoozing. In the wake of killing, Stephano would-be the leader of the island. He recommends him to take his enchanted books, and cut his throat or sham his stomach or thump a nail in his skull.

(V).How was the plan not carried out?

Ans: The arrangement was not done, in light of the fact that Ariel hindered by playing a tune melody, which caught the eye of Caliban, Sebastian, and Trinculo, and they all intended to discover the wellspring of this tune before conveying the plot to murder Prospero. In any case, they didn’t realize that this music is itself driving them to Prospero’s cell.

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) lord: here referred to Stephano by Caliban
(b) compassed: accomplished



First to possess his books; for without them

He’s but a sot, as I am; nor hath not

One spirit to command: they all do hate him

As rootedly as I. Burn but his books.

 He has brave utensils (for so he calls them)

 Which when he has a house, he’ll deck withal.

And that most deeply to consider is

The beauty of his daughter. He himself

Calls her a nonpareil: I never saw a woman

 But only Sycorax my dam and she;

But she as far surpasseth Sycorax

As great’st does least.

(I).Who speaks these words? What is Stephano requested to do after taking Prospero’s books?

Ans:These words are expressed by Caliban. Stephano is mentioned to remove his mystical books from him before slaughtering him, and wed his little girl Miranda and turn into the ruler of this island

(II).Why are his books so important to Prospero? Besides the books, what two other things are important to carry out his projects?

Ans: Prospero’s books are so imperative to him in light of the fact that as indicated by Caliban, without his books Prospero is pointless and a lush. Other than books, two different things essential to him is to carry on his task to rebuff Antonio and others is his bold utensils.

(III).What are the brave utensils? What would Prospero do with them?

Ans: Brave utensils are the Prospero’s tools that he uses to perform magic. Prospero performs all his magic tricks with them.

(IV).What does the speaker say about Prospero’s daughter?

Ans: The speaker, Caliban says that Prospero’s little girl Miranda is wonderful, and he calls his girl best, Caliban additionally contrasts Miranda’s magnificence and his mom Sycorax, and says that Miranda is far delightful than his mom.

(V).What time according to the speaker is suitable to assassinate Prospero? Why?

Ans: As indicated by the speaker, evening time is the best appropriate opportunity to kill Prospero on the grounds that around early afternoon he would be resting.

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) rootedly: deeply
(b) nonpareil: paragon, matchless woman


CALIBAN. Art thou afeard?

STEPHANO. No, monster, not I.

CALIBAN. Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises,

 Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.

Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments

Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices,

That if I then had wak’d after long sleep,

Will make me sleep again, and then, in dreaming,

 The clouds methought would open, and show riches

Ready to drop upon me, that when I wak’d

I cried to dream again.

(I).What has just happened due to which Caliban tells Stephano not to be afraid? What is the attitude of Trinculo and Stephano to what they hear?

Ans:They had quite recently heard the sound of music, which makes them apprehensive. Stephano provokes the music creator to come in front which shows that Stephano isn’t apprehensive while Trinculo gets scared tuning in to the music.

(II).What does Caliban say about the sounds on the island?

Ans: Caliban says this is a captivated island and there are various sounds that are heard on the island. He says that the music is with the end goal that when he awakens after a long rest he hears music, which drives him to rest back once more.

(III).What is meant by the twangling instruments? Describe the effect of the sound instruments on Caliban.

Ans: Twangling instruments refer to the musical instruments which produce various sounds. The sound instrument goes about as a children’s song for Caliban as it causes him to feel sluggish once more.

(IV).Against the background of the extract, explain why the island is known to be enchanted.

Ans: This island is known to captivate on the grounds that different sounds are heard on this island and numerous spirits harp on it.

(V).What does Stephano say about the music on the island? Where is the sound leading them? What do these three conspirators plan to do?

Ans:On tuning in to the music on the island, he says that this island will end up being a decent realm for him as he would get music for nothing. The sound is driving them to slaughter Prospero while he was snoozing

(VI).Give the meaning of the following words as they are used in the context of the passage:

(a) twangling: producing various musical sounds
(b) methought: It seemed to be


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