How does Shakespeare show that Antonio and Sebastian are dissatisfied with their social status and complaining or making trouble in Act 2 Scene 1 of The Tempest?

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Sebastian and Antonio clearly are presented as ne'er-do-wells through the way that they constantly mock Gonzalo and make fun of him in this scene, sometimes very cruelly. Given that Gonzalo is presented as a faithful retainer who is loyal, wise and brave, this making fun of Gonzalo indicates that Sebastian and Antonio are completely the opposite to Gonzalo's...

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