All the infections that the sun sucks up
"All the infections that the sun sucks up
From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make him
By inch-meal a disease!"
Caliban hates Prospero, and in this soliloquy he holds nothing
back. Born savage and deformed by the witch who used to inhabit the
island, Caliban is now a slave to Prospero, the new ruler and
severe taskmaker. When Prospero and daughter Miranda were
shipwrecked on the island many years ago, Caliban welcomed them.
However, Caliban became enslaved on what was essentially his
inherited island. On Prospero's behalf it should be noted that
while he tried to tame and educate the witch's offspring, Caliban
resorted to his true nature and tried to rape Miranda. In this
scene, he is chopping wood and frightened by a clap of thunder. He
believes that Prospero has sent spirits to torment him for being
late with the wood, "His spirits hear me and yet I needs must