| Quote #10
Caliban has been a slave for so long that freedom to him is simply defined as being free from Prospero's tyranny.
| Quote #11
This is a clever song to sing at this point of plotting treachery. To "flout" is to deride, and "scout" is to jeer. Stefano and Trinculo know they are fools who can have free thoughts against their betters, jeering and taunting, so long as their thoughts don't become action. This is the crucial bit that Caliban misses about his co-conspirators.
| Quote #12
Ariel's relationship with Prospero is greater than master and servant – Ariel takes care of the details that would otherwise worry Prospero. In turn, Ariel is sensitive enough that he cherishes the loving affection the sorcerer gives him in return. They have a Pat Sajack and Vanna White kind of relationship, without all the sequins and vowels.