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Flashcards in Lear and Gloucester Deck (29)
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1

Lear- 'darker purpose...

...we have divided in three our kingdom'

2

Lear- 'future strife...

...may be prevented'

3

Lear- 'nothing will...

...come of nothing'

4

Lear- 'a dog is...

...obeyed in office'

5

Lear- 'i am a man...

...more sinned against than sinning'

6

Lear- 'A poor...

...old man'

7

Lear- 'unburdened...

...crawl'

8

Lear- 'man is...

...a poor creature'

9

What are the types of bodies that lear changes between?

body politic and body natural

10

how is lear similar to king george 3rd?

king george was also insane so all preformances were banned until 1820 when he stopped reigning

11

elizabethan england was...

...extremely hierarchal

12

Dollimore- 'he loses his...

...mind when he loses his social status'

13

Kolt- 'disintergration...

...of the world'

14

Stuart- 'he would rather have...

...flattery than the truth'

15

Kettle- 'Lear is...

...a hero'

16

How does the sup-plot link Lear and Gloucester?

Gloucester mirrors Lear as they both turn to nature to ask why their children betrayed them

17

Gloucester- 'i stumbled...

...when i saw'

18

Gloucester- 'Pluck out...

...his old eyes'

19

Gloucester- 'As flies...

...to wanton boys are we to the gods'

20

the natural order was...

...overturned in edmund

21

the both defy...

...gods social order

22

Kettle- 'punished...

...for his moral laxity' (g)

23

Brandes- 'titanic...

...tragedy of human life'

24

What 3 things should be remembered about Lear and Gloucester?

-body natural and body politic
-storm scene shows Lear's moment of anagnorisis
-pathos presented in both charactes

25

'the gods kill...

...us for their sport

26

'i am not...

...ague proof'

27

what does lear call his daughters?

'marble hearted fiends'

28

critic- lear is terrified...

...of women'

29

critic- 'scary tyrant...

...losing his powers'