King Lear - Act - 1 + 2 - Kingship

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  • King Lear - Kingship
    • Characters
      • Lear
      • The Fool
      • King of France
    • Act 1
      • "Well, you’ve given away all your other rightful titles. The title of “fool” is the only one left."
      • " Only shall we retainThe name, and all th' additions to a king"
      • "I do invest you jointly with my power"
      • "While we unburdened crawl toward death"
      • "Know that we have divided/ In three our kingdom"
      • "Now by Apollo"
      • "Thy banished trunk be found in our dominions"
      • "give me an egg, and I’ll give you two crowns"
      • "My love should kindle to inflamed respect.—Thy dowerless daughter, King, thrown to my chance"
    • Act 2
      • "They durst not do ’t.They could not, would not do ’t. 'Tis worse than murder"
      • "Who put my man i'the stocks?/Who stocked my servant?/How came my man i'the stocks?"
        • Kent was representing the King
      • "The king wants to speak with Cornwall"
      • "I gave you all"
    • Context
      • Divided country = weakened
      • Civil war and upheaval
      • King was the representative of God
      • Treason was punished with death
      • France = good King and proper king
      • Giving up of power means losing everything and becoming nothing
  • Act 1
    • "Well, you’ve given away all your other rightful titles. The title of “fool” is the only one left."
    • " Only shall we retainThe name, and all th' additions to a king"
    • "I do invest you jointly with my power"
    • "While we unburdened crawl toward death"
    • "Know that we have divided/ In three our kingdom"
    • "Now by Apollo"
    • "Thy banished trunk be found in our dominions"
    • "give me an egg, and I’ll give you two crowns"
    • "My love should kindle to inflamed respect.—Thy dowerless daughter, King, thrown to my chance"

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