‘King Lear’ – Madness/Sanity quotes

Kent “I serve the King””Revoke thy doom”Mad in that he wants to retain the autocratic system
Lear “Unburthened crawl towards death” Links to The Seven Ages of Man
Lear “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” Mad with self interest
Regan “such unconstant starts””The rash mood”
Fool “May not an ass know when a cart draws the horse”Lear replies: “Saddle my horse”
Goneril “Dearer that eye-sight, space and liberty”She is on a power-hungry mission
Lear “Come not between the dragon and his wrath””The bow is bent and drawn, make from the shaft”Violent imagery
Gloucester “You know the character to be your brothers?”……..”It is his.”Senseless, short prose, blind, quick to blame Edgar
Edmund “This is the excellent foppery of the world”
Gloucester (to Edmund) “Loyal and natural boy”
Lear (to poor Tom) “Thou robéd man of justice””Theban””Philosopher”
Cordelia Lear is “crowned with… weeds”
Lear “The tempest in my mind doth from my senses take all feeling”
Lear “You old kind father whose frank heart gave you all”
Fool “The cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen”

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