Alonso is a jester with a charactonym derived from the German word “trinken” (“to drink”). He is a crooked reflection of Sebastian, while his good friend Stephano resembles Antonio. Dizzy after storm, Trinkulo runs into Caliban, thinking that he is hit by lightning, while Caliban is sure that the stranger is one of Prospero’s serving spirits. After they are found by Stephano, a drunk king’s butler, a slapstick comedy begins, soon turning into worshiping of false gods and greed to power. Everything goes into place after their getting into a trap set by Prospero and Ariel: the characters who view themselves as brave future lords of island are trying to steal Prospero’s rich clothes and get caught.
Trinculo in the Essays