King Lear critic quotes (female characters, justice, blindness, suffering)

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Kathleen McLuskie (Female characters)
"The sympathetic characters in this play might be the characters whose roles reinforce patriarchal order."
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Sarah Doncaster (Female characters)
"Animal imagery shows the unnaturalness of character's behaviour."
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Katheen McLuskie (Female characters)
"Goneril and Regan are presented as demons, monsters, anything but human...women in power can only bring disgrace."
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A.M Colman (Justice)
"In such a world, where the gods are absent, Gloucester's suffering must inspire pity"
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Jan Kott (Justice)
"There is nothing, except the cruel earth, where man goes on his journey from the cradle to the grave."
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Susan Bruce (Justice)
"We sympathize with Edmond’s sense of injustice."
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Cunningham (Blindness)
"There are indications of changes of heart, but Lear does nothing for the poor."
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Samuel Johnson (Suffering)
Cordelia's death is "unbearable" and "contrary to the natural ideas of justice."
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"Animal imagery shows the unnaturalness of character's behaviour."

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Sarah Doncaster (Female characters)

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"Goneril and Regan are presented as demons, monsters, anything but human...women in power can only bring disgrace."

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"In such a world, where the gods are absent, Gloucester's suffering must inspire pity"

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"There is nothing, except the cruel earth, where man goes on his journey from the cradle to the grave."

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