“…We are 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.