We are the Stuff of Dreams

“…We aA picture of a dream for a Shakespeare quotere such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded
with a sleep.” (TEM.4.1)

Tip for Use. Express a feeling of unreality and of the fleetingness of life.

In the play.  Prospero utters a philosophical consideration for Miranda and Ferdinand’s benefit. Prospero is getting ready to fire the spirits and goblins that have helped him demonstrate to his power-hungry brother how evil were his actions. The brother repents.

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