King lear critic quotes 2

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Muir about the storm
"completes what ingratitude began"
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Wharton about the subplot
"unlikely and distracting"
2 of 14
Miller on Lear's growth
"only when Lear exposes himself to feel what wretches feel can he grow morally"
3 of 14
Kettle on Lear's madness
"not so much a breakdown as a breakthrough"
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Walton on Lear's character
"Lear is not a passive character"
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Norris on Lear's story
"the horror of Lear's story is the unnatural behaviour of Goneril and Regan"
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Kettle on Edmund
"active, intellligent and ruthless"
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Kettle on Edgar
"colourless Edgar"
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Cantor on Lear
"pathetic old man, vain and foolish, rash in his judgement and incapable of controlling his emotions"
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T.S. Eliot on Lear's opening speech
"height of idiocy"
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Cantor on Lear's failings
"bound up inextricably with his greatness"
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Cantor on Lear's wisdom
"gains access to his wisdom only when he loses power"
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Cantor on the reunion of Cordelia and Lear
"one of the most beautiful and moving scenes Shakespeare ever wrote"
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Cantor on Lear's pride
"the source of his greatness as well as of his failures of a king"
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"unlikely and distracting"

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Wharton about the subplot

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"only when Lear exposes himself to feel what wretches feel can he grow morally"

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"not so much a breakdown as a breakthrough"

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"Lear is not a passive character"

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