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King Lear Flashcards

King Lear Character+Theme Quotes

Lear’s curse on Goneril (family)- visceral imagery “Dry up in her organs of increase” Lear’s pain at the hands of his daughters (family)- soft w sounds grief “Let not women’s weapons, water-drops, stain my man’s cheeks! No, you unnatural hags!”…

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Ultimate king lear Quotes Leaving Cert

Which of you shall we say doth love us most? King Lear to daughters, beginning the ridiculous ‘love test’ Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth. I love your majesty According to my bond; no…

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King Lear

What is Lear’s flaw at the beginning of the play? He values appearance over reality. By the end of the play, whom does Lear value above everyone else? Cordelia Which of the play’s villains fights against the established social order?…

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King Lear Literary Devices

Personification I am sure my love’s more ponderous than my tongue. Apostrophe Blow winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow! Foreshadow Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides, Who covers faults at last with shame derides. Imagery The fishermen that…

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King Lear Quotation Analyses

KING LEAR 1.1: Let it be so. Thy truth, then, be thy dower,For by the sacred radiance of the sun,The mysteries of Hecate and the night,By all the operation of the orbsFrom whom we do exist, and cease to be,Here…

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King Lear critics quotes

Cordelia’s kindness in juxtaposition to Edmund and Lear ‘Of this Nature and kindness Cordelia is the full realisation. She is the norm by which the wrongness of Edmund’s world and the imperfection of Lear’s is judged.’ – John Danby Goneril…

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