| Quote #7
Antonio comes easily to his acts of betrayal because he has no conscience, or at the least he represses it well. (Actually, we think he doesn't have one.) Antonio is an example of how one's conscience can get worn out; evil acts become easier and easier with practice.
| Quote #8
Gonzalo is loyal to a fault. On hearing that big monsters are running around the island, he calls upon the angels to protect not all of them, or just him, but the king. Is this a hint that Gonzalo suspects Sebastian and Antonio are plotting to betray Alonso?
| Quote #9
If we can believe what Caliban says, then Prospero won the isle from him through betrayal. Why then does Caliban not dare to betray Prospero? Is it anything more than the pinches and cramps he knows he'll get as punishment?