Lear Critics

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"a trickle of sanity running through the play"
Orwell on the Fool
1 of 26
"The chief function of the fool is to remind Lear of his folly"
Rehman
2 of 26
Cordelia "refuses to play the court game of speaking effusive, flattering language2
Bate
3 of 26
"Lear himself divides his kingdom for a greedy reason"
Bonnet
4 of 26
"Wisdom through madness is the play's twinned key moral provocations"
Cunningham
5 of 26
The storm itself is "not dramatically important, only it's effect on Lear"
Barker
6 of 26
"Lear gains access to his wisdom when he loses his power"
Cantor
7 of 26
"Only when Lear exposes himself to what wretches feel can he grow morally"
Pechter
8 of 26
"The suffering in tragedy is...a means"
Heilman
9 of 26
"Madness is both punishment and insight"
Byrd
10 of 26
"The gravity of Gloucester's punishment illustrates a world without justice"
Leggatt
11 of 26
"Absent mother"
Kahn
12 of 26
Feudalism and Individualism as "tearing the universe apart"
Delaney
13 of 26
Animal Imagery "The lower creatures and man's likeness to them"
Brown
14 of 26
"Women in power is always a disgrace"
Kaiter
15 of 26
"A world in which the Gods are cruel, or silent, or non - existent"
Leggatt
16 of 26
"The political has no place for the moral"
Ryan
17 of 26
"The family is the place of the most intense emotions"
Barsy
18 of 26
Kent is a "useful touchstone against which to test all the characters"
Schneider
19 of 26
"All order and authority seems to have collapsed"
McEvoy
20 of 26
Edmund, Goneril and Reagan are "monsters in nature"
Gildon
21 of 26
"Animal imagery shows the unnaturalness of the character's behaviour"
Doncaster
22 of 26
"Lear unleashes a breakdown in the basic categories of father and daughter"
Hanly
23 of 26
"Fall from the highest elevation to the deepest abyss of misery"
Schlegal
24 of 26
"A man does not become a hero until he realises the root of his downfall2
Aristotle
25 of 26
"The play offers us no guaranteed moral vantage point"
Goldberg
26 of 26

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"The chief function of the fool is to remind Lear of his folly"

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Bonnet

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