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King Lear Act III Quotes

KENT to Gentleman Sir, I do know you; And dare, upon the warrant of my note, Commend a dear thing to you. KENT to Gentleman But, true it is, from France there comes a power Into this scatter’d kingdom; who already, Wise in our negligence, have secret feet In some of our best ports, and…

King Lear Act 5 Quotes

Do you not love my sister?… Dear my lord, be not familiar with her Regan – Edmund jealousy The which immediacy may well stand up and call itself your brother Regan – Edmund husband Lady, I am not well… that I create here my Lord and master Regan – illness and Edmund husband I had…

King Lear critical quotations

Cheri Y. Halvorson; ‘Shakespeare’s Fools’ “The profound wisdom and insight of Feste and Lear’s fool enable them to expose the foolish thoughts and deeds of those who inhabit the higher ranks of society.” Cheri Y. Halvorson; ‘Shakespeare’s Fools’ “Shakespeare uses the beings that his world deems lowly and foolish to destabilize conventional wisdom about class…

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King Lear Act 1 Quotes

GLOUCESTER to KENT His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am brazed to it. GLOUCESTER to KENT Sir, this young fellow’s mother could: whereupon she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son for her cradle ere she had a husband for her…

King Lear (Betrayal)

How is betrayal important to the play? -Causes Gloucester to fall and Edgar to fuk off -Lear to choose his other daughters over Cordelia -Lear to lose his kingdom 3 Examples of Betrayal within the play? -Edmund tricking Gloucester and Lear and daughters -Lear feeling this from Cordelia and Gloucester thinking this as well Quotes…

King Lear Act 1

Which 3 characters open the first scene? Kent, Gloucester, and Edmund What do Kent and Gloucester have in common from reading the opening? They are both loyal subjects to the king Who does the king prefer between the Duke of Albany and the Duke of Cornwall according to the opening? Kent and Gloucester used to…

King Lear Act 2 Quotes

Act 2, Scene 1: “Some blood drawn on me beget opinion of my more fierce endeavor.” Edmund (This happens when Edmund tricks Edgar to leave and persuades Gloucester that Edgar stabbed him.) Act 2, Scene 1: ” For you, Edmund, whose virtue and obedience doth this instant so much commend itself, you shall be ours….

King Lear Act 3 quiz

What makes Lear a tragic hero? His courage An analogy can be made between Lear battling the storm and what? His daughters Who tells the Duke of France about the division between the other two? France’s spies Who tells Lear to apologize to his daughters? The Fool Where has the French army landed? Dover What…

King Lear Act 1 scene 1 Quotes

I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall Kent to Gloucester, shows that the King is known to have favourites There was good sport at his making Gloucester to Kent, making jokes about Edmund’s illegitimacy, perhaps gives an excuse to why Edmund does the things he does This young fellows…

King Lear Act 1 scene 2 quotes

Thou, nature, art my godess The start of Edmund’s soliloquy, shows he does not subscribe to human law, rather the more brutal ‘law of the jungle’, survival of the fittest etc the curiosity of nations to deprive me, for that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines lag of a brother?’ Edmund, professing how unfair…

King Lear Act 4

EDGAR to SOLILOQUY Yet better thus, and known to be contemn’d, Than still contemn’d and flatter’d. GLOUCESTER to OLD MAN I have no way, and therefore want no eyes; I stumbled when I saw: GLOUCESTER to OLD MAN O dear son Edgar, The food of thy abused father’s wrath! Might I but live to see…

King Lear Act 5

EDMUND to OFFICER Know of the duke if his last purpose hold, Or whether since he is advised by aught To change the course: he’s full of alteration And self-reproving REGAN to EDMUND You know the goodness I intend upon you: Tell me–but truly–but then speak the truth, Do you not love my sister? REGAN…

King Lear – Gloucester Quotes

Reflecting on his relationship with Edgar “My old heart is cracked; it’s cracked” Theme of madness “The grief hath crazed my wits” Theme of blindness (blunt) “Alack, I have no eyes” Whilst being blinded “give me some help – O Cruel! O you gods!” Theme of blindness (poetic) “I stumbled when I saw” Gloucester’s repentance…

King Lear – Goneril and Regan Quotes

A1.S1: Goneril describes the extent of her love for Lear ‘dearer than eyesight, space and liberty’ A1.S1: Regan challenges Goneril’s profession about Lear, foreshadowing the rivalry between them over Edmund ‘Only she comes too short, that I profess myself an enemy to all other joys’ A1.S1: Regan comments on the age and frailty of Lear…

King Lear – Act 5 Scene 1 Quotes

I had rather lose the battle than that sister should loosen him and me. Goneril would rather lose the fight for authority than see Regan come in the way of her and Edmund. To both these sisters have I sworn my love; each jealous of the other, as the stung are of the adder, which…

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