This says quite a lot about Perdita's character - although she is born from nobility, her upbringing separates her from the rest of her class and family, and as such she is nervous about not belonging. And yet, Shakespeare writes her dialogue with more similarity to that of the nobility than the commonfolk shown in the play. What does this say about Shakespeare's values and beliefs about the importance of bloodlines and the significance of class?
Should I, in these my borrowed flaunts, behold The sternness of his presence?
Act 4 Scene 4