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The Tempest

The Tempest

Contrasting Regions Quotes

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Quote #10

STEFANO
Every man shift for all the rest, and
let no man take care for himself; for all is
but fortune. Coragio, bully-monster, coragio! (5.1.1)

Stefano, rather drunk, mistakes the saying "every man for himself."  What he comes up with, though it's supposed to be funny, is actually a pretty apt description of court rules, which place the nobles' welfare before all others. Stefano unintentionally outlines the underlying difference between the pastoral and courtly world.

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