The two texts, The Tempest and Robinson Crusoe, each feature the trope of slavery, which is then understated in accordance with the time. Yet, the two texts differ with how they treat the characters who have been enslaved and the depth of the characters that are revealed. For instance, Caliban in the Tempest is a native, enslaved by the other emigrants of the island, and is a stereotype with no redeemable qualities. Furthermore, Caliban does not personally bond with any of the other characters, epitomized by Stephano only ever referring to Caliban as “monster” (2.2.194). This level of distance and lack of character depth of Caliban is contrasted with Robinson Crusoe where the characters that have been enslaved are more detailed. The most obvious instance of this would be that the protagonist himself becomes enslaved and personally interacts with the other slaves. Yet, Crusoe still understates slavery with how Crusoe leaves the life of slavery behind him and does not reflect upon that life as he becomes a plantation owner. He even goes so far as to use his experiences as an escaped slave bargaining with the natives to help the other plantation owners get slaves of their own. This disregard of his experiences is then epitomized by his treatment of Xury, the fellow slave who helped him escape and bonded with him through the trials that they faced. After Crusoe is saved by the Portuguese captain, Crusoe sells the boy to him and while he “was very loth to sell the poor boy’s liberty” (24), this is only for a moment and later regrets this act purely because he needed more manual labor for his plantation. While The Tempest understated slavery it did so by making the slave unlikable thus seeming to justify it to the audience while Robinson Crusoe allowed the audience to see the depth of the slave characters and sympathize with them, only to have the protagonist treat them callously thus giving the text a more negative reaction from the audience.