KING LEAR THEMES

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  • KING LEAR
    • MADNESS
      • "O, reason not the need!"
        • "be Kent unmannerly when Lear is mad!"
          • "mad as the vexed sea"
            • "Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind"
      • "Tempest in my mind"
        • "Blow, winds and crack you cheeks!"
      • "I stand before you, a poor wretched old man"
        • "And I'll go to bed at noon!"
          • "come not between a dragon and his wrath"
        • "O! Let me not be mad, sweet heavens!"
      • "Edgar I nothing am"
    • KINGSHIP
      • "we have divided in three our kingdom"
        • "Here, I disclaim all my paternal care"
          • "I and my hundred knights"
          • "Sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child"
            • "I gave you all"
      • "we shall retain the name and all th'addition to a king"
        • "Which of you doth love us the most?"
          • "Nothing shall come of nothing"
    • ORDER
      • "younger rises, the old doth fall"
      • "I am a man more sinned against than sinning"
        • "O cruel! O you gods"
          • "thou nature art my goddess"
      • "the wheel has come full circle"
        • "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life and thou have none at all?"
          • "I did her wrong"
            • "we must do something i'th'heat"
      • "Brand us with base, baseness, bastardy, base, base"
        • "Gods, stand up for bastards!"
        • "If not by birth, have lands by wit"
        • "loyal and natural boy"
    • BLINDNESS
      • "tears scold like molten lead"
        • "Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind"
      • "avoid my sight!"
      • "Pluck out his eyes!"
        • "Out vile jelly!"
  • BLINDNESS
    • "tears scold like molten lead"
      • "Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind"
    • "avoid my sight!"
    • "Pluck out his eyes!"
      • "Out vile jelly!"

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