King Lear critic quotes

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Schlegal about Lear
"After surviving so many sufferings, Lear can only die. [If not] would lose its signification"
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Kott about the Fool
"It is the fool who deprives majesty of its sacredness"
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McEvoy about tragedy
"The tragedy is that only through violent destruction can the nature of that unjust society be revealed"
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O'Toole about Cordelia
"It is precisely as nothing, as an absence, that she is most powerful [...] when she is lost to him she becomes human presence in his mind [...] alive she is a pale and colourless figure."
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O'Toole about the ending
"It has no moral lesson, its ending is patently not inevitable"
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O'Toole about Lear's reaction to Cordelia
"Lear, blinded by his obsession of things, decides it must be nothing."
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Dollimore about Gloucester
"Like Lear, Gloucester must undergo intense suffering before he can indentify with the deprived."
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Plumb about Cordelia
"...daughter who withstands any horror that the hegemonic aristocratic of the patriarchal order can throw at [her]"
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Plumb about power
"There is no reality but power, and power is the result of ruthlessness, ferocity and cunning"
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McDonald about prose
"Prose can also signal reverses in character, indicating the onset of madness or a loss of control."
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"It is the fool who deprives majesty of its sacredness"

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Kott about the Fool

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"The tragedy is that only through violent destruction can the nature of that unjust society be revealed"

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"It is precisely as nothing, as an absence, that she is most powerful [...] when she is lost to him she becomes human presence in his mind [...] alive she is a pale and colourless figure."

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"It has no moral lesson, its ending is patently not inevitable"

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