Clegg first introduces himself to Miranda as Ferdinand, but she later dubs him Caliban.
And cruder devices certainly deepen the effect of a name; Caliban is a rough anagram of “cannibal,” and Cassio contains an “ass.”
What should be said of a person who lived on a nameless shore, served by Hester Prynne and Caliban?
Caliban had crept within a foot of him, and was pulling himself into position.
Trinculo comes upon the strange form of Caliban lying flat on the sands:—What have we here?
Again and again he parried the attack, until Caliban was disposed of.
It might have made Caliban outwardly courteous and debonnair.
The mother might have been a twin sister of Sycorax, the dam of Caliban.
Setebos is thus, according to Caliban, a secondary divinity.
Caliban talks to himself about "that other, whom his dam called God."