Do Stephano and Trinculo seem kinder or more respectful to Caliban than Prospero does in The Tempest?

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Stefano and Trinculo are a butler and jester, so as servants they are closer to Caliban's social class. They treat him in ways that on the surface seem more kind and respectful, but they still think of him as a “most ridiculous monster.”

In a sense, Stefano and Trinculo's first encounter with a non-European native seems similar to what we know of Prospero's. Like Prospero, they give Caliban alcohol (if we assume the “water with berries in’t” that Prospero offers Caliban is wine). Like Caliban, they too are trying to figure out how to...

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