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1

Gloucester illucidates Edomond’s illegtimate stauts

Pg 3 His breeding, sir hath been at my charge
Pg3 I shall study deserving

2

Lear partitions his kingdom

Pg9 The name and all the addition to a king: the sway, revenue, executions of the rest
Pg 9 This coronet parts between you

3

Lear explains the reason behind the division

Pg5 younger strength...future strife (prevent)
Pg5 Unburdened crawl towards death
Pg5 Which of you shall we say doth love us most
That we our largest bounty may extend

4

Gonerill and Regan’s proclaimed love for Lear

Pg5 beyond what can be valued, rich or rare
Pg7 I profess myself an enemy to all other joys

5

Cordelia’s expression of love

Pg7 You have begot me, bred me, loved me
Obey you, love you, and most honour you
Pg7 according to my bond, no more or less

6

Lear banishes Cordelia

Pg9 Nothing, my lord// Nothingx2// Nothing will come of nothing
Pg13 When she was dear to us...but now her price is fallen

7

Lear and Kent verbally spar

Pg9 honored as my king...loved as my father
Pg11 power to flattery bows...plainness honour’s bound...majesty falls to folly
Pg11 kill thy physician...foul disease

8

Gonerill and Regan plot against Lear

Pg19 R: next month with us
Pg19 Slenderly known himself

9

Edmond invokes natural forces and reveals his plan

Pg21 Nature, art my goddess; to thy law my services are bound
Pg21 with base? With baseness? Bastardy? Base, base?
Pg21 lusty stealth of nature take more composition...than doth within a dull stale tired bed

10

Edmond and Gloucester on Edgar’s letter of “treachery”

Pg23 nothing my lord...
Pg23 if it be nothing, I shall not need spectacles

11

Edmond and Gloucester’s respective explanations for the world’s chaos

Pg27 eclipses in the sun and moon...love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divine.
Pg27 foppery...surfeits of our own behaviour...lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star

12

Edmond and Edgar’s interaction

Pg29 On whose foolish honesty my practices ride easy

13

The Fool comments on Lear’s foolishness

Pg43 the hedge sparrow fed the cuckoo so long, that its had it ead bit off by it young
Pg43 This is not Lear// F: Lear’s shhadow

14

Lear’s curse against Gonerikk

Pg47 into her womb convey sterility
Pg47 having a thankless child is sharper than a serpent’s tooth

15

Gonerill effeminate Albny and Lear by dismissing 50 of his knights

Pg47 shake my manhood thus
Pg49 milky gentleness

16

Kent accuses Oswald and his master

Pg67 For though it be night, yet the moon shines
Pg71 like rats, often bite the holy cords a-twain

17

Edgar resolves to lower himself to the base

Pg75 take the basest and most poorest shape...nakedness
Pg75 pins, wooden pricks, nails
Pg77 that’s something yet: Edgar I nothing am

18

Lear demands to speak with Regan

Pg83 I’d speak with the Duke of Cornwall and his wife
Pg83 the dear father would with his daughter speak

19

Regan attacks Lear verbally andjon up with Goneril

Pg85 Nature in you stands on the very verge of his confine.... Should be ruled and led
Pg 93 thou art twice her love (G50 VS R25)
Pg93 What need you five and twenty? ten ? five?
Pg93 What need one?

20

Lear disheartened by his daughter’s cutting kniths

Pg93 O reason not the need! Our basest beggars are in the poorest thing superfluous.
Pg93 Allow not nature more than nature needs, man’s life is cheap as beasts.

21

Lear rails against the storm

Pg101 Blow winds...you cataracts and hurricanoes spout...singe my white head

22

Kent and Fool’s description of the storm

Pg101 court holy water
Pg109 man’s nature cannot carry the affliction
Pg109 Let the great gods...find out their enemies now

23

Gonerill Regan Cornwall decides to punish Gloucester

Pg125 R: Hang him G: Pluck out his eyes C: Revenges
Pg 127 Though we may not pass upon his life without the form of justice
Pg127 do a curtsy to out wrath...may blame but not control

24

Edgar’s false perception that he is at the bottom of Fortune’s Wheel

Pg135 Stands still in esperance, lives not in fear
The lamentable change is from the best
Pg135 My father, parti-eyed? World, world, O world

25

Gonerill’s sexual interest in Edmond and disinterest in Albany

Pg141 This kiss...would stretch thy spirits up into the air...to thee a woman’s services are due
Pg141 milk-livered man

26

Lear’s crown made of herbs

Pg145 Crowned with...burdocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers

27

Cordelia restores Lear’s men and health

Pg169 Thy medicine on my lips, and let this kiss repair those violent harms
Century sent forth

28

Gloucester becomes more perceptive of his environment before

Pg149 methinks the ground is even...methinks thy voice is altered
Pg159 I see it feelingly

29

Gloucester changing perception of his own life

Pg153 Shake patiently my great affliction off...my snuff...should burn it self out
Pg153 deprived that benefit to end itself by death?
Pg153 bear affliction till it do cry out itself

30

Lear’s truth telling in a state of madness

Pg161 we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools