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King Lear – Act 4 Scene 7 Quotes

O you kind gods, cure this great breach in his abused nature! Cordelia appealing to the gods to cure Lear’s madness. Child-changed father Cordelia describes Lear. Restoration hang thy medicine on my lips Cordelia hopes to bring about Lear’s restoration to soundness of mind by kissing him. But I am bound upon a wheel of…

King Lear – Act 5 Scene 3 Quotes

So we’ll live, and pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh at gilded butterflies Lear has found inner contentment and has become a more spiritual being in the presence of Cordelia. False to thy gods, thy brother and thy father Edgar confronting Edmund about being deceiving to everyone around him even to the…

King Lear – Act 4 Scene 2 Quotes

But never man so changed Oswald comments on the change in Albany. Tigers, not daughters, what have you performed? Albany confronts Goneril on the mistreatment of Lear.

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King Lear – Edgar Quotes

A1.S2: Edgar falls into the scheme of Edmund by (foolishly) assuming that Edmund must be telling the truth ‘Some villain hath done me wrong’ A2.S3: During Edgar’s transition into ‘Poor Tom’ ‘My face I’ll grime with filth’ A2.S3: The dramatic end to Edgar’s soliloquy after changing into ‘Poor Tom’ ‘Edgar I nothing am’ A3.S4: Edgar…

King Lear – Kent Quotes

A1.S1 – Kent has the very first line of the play; although arguably a minor character, this stresses his presence in the play “I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall” A1.S1 – Kent’s morality and respect for Lear’s family is shown through his willingness to sacrifice his position in…

King Lear – Cordelia Key Quotes

Love and be silent She admits to herself that she loves Lear however she is determined to remain quiet; though no reason is given my love’s more richer than my tongue She is saying that she will not be able to truly express her love for her father as her tongue and her heart are…

KING LEAR – Act 1 Scene 4 + 5

Kent to Lear ‘You’ (after being asked ‘who wouldst thou serve?) ‘A man sir’ (after a query as to his identity) Oswald to Lear ‘My lady’s father’ Lear ‘Where’s my fool?’ (after saying ‘I will look further into’t’) ‘O Lear, Lear, Lear! Beat at this gate that let thy folly in and thy dear judgement…

Keats Poem 5; On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again

Main Theme Desire/Indulgence Structure Shakespearean Sonnet ABBAABBACDCDEE Context Keats wanted to read king Lear and was fighting his attempt to do so as it was one of his great pleasures and he didn’t want to ruin it. Language and Tone Imagery, personification. Juxtaposition and Oxymoron Theme;Awe/indulgence “Golden-Tongued Romance” Referencing his own classical leanings. “shut up…

Character Map – King Lear

Edgar legitimate son of Gloucester, disguises himself as Poor Tom, leads Gloucester to Dover, kills Edmond, becomes King Kent truth teller, Disguises himself as Caius. Loyal and noble servant to Lear Cordelia truth teller. Youngest daughter, loves Lear, and heals him, loses battle and is hanged in prison. King of France sees the value of…

‘King Lear’ – Madness/Sanity quotes

Kent “I serve the King” “Revoke thy doom” Mad in that he wants to retain the autocratic system Lear “Unburthened crawl towards death” Links to The Seven Ages of Man Lear “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” Mad with self interest Regan “such unconstant starts” “The rash mood” Fool “May not…

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