The Tempest

how does boatswain feel about his passengers? how can you tell? cite evidence

act 1 scene 1

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The boatswain thinks his passengers are entitled, spoiled, and whining people. The boatswain says that even kings cannot "command these elements" of wind and water, and tells Antonio and Sebastian that they can either "keep below" or help the sailors. The noblemen take offense at being ordered around by a mere sailor, and both show a mean-tempered streak in this encounter.