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Drunk and More Drunk Trinculo and Stephano though not major characters in William Shakespeares The Tempest serve a large role in the story itself They mainly serve as the storys comic relief and they also contribute to demonstrating to the audience how evil has no boundaries Much of the play revolves around Prosperos contempt for everyone who betrayed him and Prospero forces the conspirators to a remote island Trinculo and Stephano had nothing to do with the plot against Prospero but end up being dragged along with the conspirators Their parts were small but were probably the most interesting in the story Trinculo and Stephano were primarily used for comic relief Comic relief is very important because the story must be able to keep the audience interested What better to make someone laugh than a pair of drunk servants During the duration of the story their drunkenness causes them to do things that normally they wouldnt do They blindly attempt to take on Prospero a powerful sorcerer and scheme how to defeat and kill him Who in their sober mind take on an all powerful sorcerer This is quite amusing because it shows us how incredibly foolish we act when we are drunk Of course their attempt to take on Prospero proves to be futile instead they play dress up with his cloaks and when Prospero shows up Stephano and Trinculo run for their lives and leave Calaban behind carrying the clothes they attempted to steal Trinculo and Stephano were also quite amusing by being drunk throughout the entire story they even stated that they wouldnt drink anything else until the wine ran out Tell not me When the butt is out we will drink a drop of water not a drop beforeTempest 288 Trinculo and Stephano also contribute to the play the idea that evil in men shows no boundaries While Antonio and Ferdinand are making a plot to kill the King Alonso for
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