King Lear - Act 1 + 2 - Natural vs Unnatural

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  • Nature
    • Act 1
      • "Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law / My services are bound."
      • "Unnatural, detested, brutish villain" - Edgar
      • I love your majesty according to my bond, no more no less
      • "degenerate *******"
      • "here I disclaim my paternal care"
    • Act 2
      • "loyal and natural boy" - Edmund
      • "Allow not nature more than nature needs"
      • "you unnatural hags"
      • "His unnatural purpose"
      • "Let us withdraw; t'will be a storm"
    • Context
      • Great chain of being - if broken everything else effected
      • Illegitimacy = unnatural. legitimacy = natural
        • Edgar supposed to be good and natural
        • Edmund supposed to be bad and unnatural
          • however the roles are reversed
            • Edgar supposed to be good and natural
      • Bad weather came from political unrest and instability
        • Untitled
      • Pagan Gods
        • In control of nature and all that happens
    • Characters
      • Gloucester
      • Cordelia
      • Lear
      • Edmund
      • Cornwall

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