King Lear Critical Quotes

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Kordecki
the younger generation ‘share the goal of reshaping the country in a more human, democratic fashion’
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Koskinen
Lear’s ‘behaviour towards his daughters is emotionally or even physically abusive
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Kordecki
the young wish to move away from their father’s methods of ‘governing by intimidation’
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Ribner
‘it was Lear himself who brought them into being’
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Dollimore
‘a play about power, property and inheritance’
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Walsh
‘the play provides glimpses of a brutal social reality’
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Morris
Lear ‘comes face to face with the plight of the homeless’
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Aleksandr Smirnov
‘having endured need and privation, he begins to understand a great deal of what had hitherto been incomprehensible, and to regard his power, his life, and mankind in a different light’
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A.C. Bradley
‘Lear’s words are monstrously unjust'
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Capet
Edmund as ‘an intrusion to the family that acknowledges him without legitimising him’
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Hendricks
Lear ‘figures [Cordelia] into wife and mother roles’
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Kott
the play is one of 'disintegration'
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Lamb
the social injustice is '‘painful and disgusting’
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Lear’s ‘behaviour towards his daughters is emotionally or even physically abusive

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the young wish to move away from their father’s methods of ‘governing by intimidation’

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‘it was Lear himself who brought them into being’

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