That's a brave fellow, but he's vengeance
proud, and loves not the common people.
'Faith, there had been many great
men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved
them; and there be many that they have loved they
know not wherefore; so that, if they love they
know not why, they hate upon no better a ground.
Therefore, for Coriolanus neither to care whether
they love or hate him manifests the true knowledge
he has in their disposition and, out of his noble
carelessness, lets them plainly see 't. (2.2.5-15)
Zzzz. Seriously, we're getting a little tired of this: yeah, yeah, Coriolanus is too proud and he hates the commoners. Whatevs. What's interesting about this passage is that we're also told that Coriolanus is not alone. The other patricians hate the commoners just as much as Coriolanus does. The difference is that Coriolanus is the only one who's honest about it.