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King Lear ­ Quotes

King Lear = written in blank verse (5 unrhymed iambic pentameters) and prose
As Lear descends as does his language from poetry to prose, Lear also uses 3rd
person ­ (royal "we") and ("methinks") when he recognises he is powerless

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The sisters are continuously…

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suggests that if nature was against Edmund's intentions, it would have made him
very different and inferior to his brother Edgar.
Lear transgresses against Natural order when he falsely accuses her of being a
"wretch who nature is ashamed"
Edmund = unnatural but Gloucester calls him "Loyal and natural boy"…

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Edmund 'Now, gods stand up for bastards'
Kent 'Now, by Apollo, king, thou swear'st thy gods in vain.' By giving Lear
ownership of the gods, Kent implies, of course, that they do not have objective
existence, but he also emphasizes the nature of Lear's relationship with the gods
as onesided.…

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"Hysterica passio.. thou climbing sorrow" he compares his excessive emotions
to that of an ailing woman. (The implication is that Lear is not acting like a "man"
and that women have no control over their feelings.)
"Down from the waist they are Centaurs, Though women all above....Beneath
There's hell, there's…




amazing! I'm doing WJEC but this is so perfect! Thanks!!

Emily Sewell


This is brilliant! Just I wish there were page references for the quotes!!! >__<



Thank you so much! This is helped me A LOT! :D



super super super super!!!!!!!! ^.^

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