King Lear quotes – Lear’s mental turmoil and rage/madness

On the surface Lear is accusing Goneril of his suffering and Cordelia, but “small fault” could be interpreted as the love-test (a small mistake that led to a chain-reaction of mistakes) or himself, “small” meaning either he is insignificant (although this would suggest that he is beginning to realise his mistakes) or that the “fault” was insignificant in comparison to the retribution he has earned; link to “I am a man more sinned against than sinning” O most small fault, how ugly didst thou in Cordelia show
Lear creating the image of tearing a structure from its foundations, saying he has wrenched his natural affection (for Cordelia) from where it should be centered; link to “crack nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once that make ingrateful man!” like an engine wrenched my frame of nature from the fixed place
Lear going mad, hitting his head against the wall and seeming to realise what he needs to improve things [striking his head] beat at this gate that let thy folly in and thy judgement out
Fool says that Lear has all the madness and lack of judgement of an old man when physically he has more in him; the fool perhaps believes in Lear and that Lear has wisdom; compare to “thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise” I’d have beaten thee for being old before thy time
Goneril and Regan are wary of Lear’s unpredictability, particularly in his age the best and soundest of his time hath been but rashthe imperfections of long-engrafted conditionthe unruly waywardness that infirm and choleric years bring with them
Lear resents the storms infliction, comparing it to his daughters I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness. / I never gave you kingdom, called you children; / You owe me no subscription
link in language between the storm and Lear’s “dragon” comparison wrathful skiessheets of fireburst of horrid thunderroaring wind
all the suffering in the kingdom goes against human nature man’s nature cannot carry / Th’affliction, nor the fear
Lear’s mental turmoil out-does his physical suffering in the storm where the greater malady is fixed, the lesser is scarce felt