Flashcards in Nature Deck (13):
What is the first point about nature?
Nature reveals natural vulnerability of humans, which is masked by power
Examples of nature revealing vulnerability
Lear's madness and revelations
The supremacy of the storm
Crown of weeds
Critics/context for nature revealing vulnerability
Frank Kermode. Madness + Charles Beauclerk
Quotes for nature revealing man's vulnerability
Unaccomodated man is no more than such a poor, bare, forked man as thou art. Off, off you landings! Come unbutton here.
By the happy hollow of a tree, escaped the hunt/brought near to beast
Mans life's cheap as beasts
They told me I had the White hairs in my beard ere the black ones were there
Switch places and , handy- dandy, which is justice, which is thief? A dogs obeyed in office.
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow!
[storm and tempest]
Crowned with nettles, hardocks ... And all the idle weeds
Nature reveals human vulnerability - link to Oedipus
Oedipus believed he was unstoppable...
Second point about nature
Nature takes precedence over human morality; justifies violence
Examples of nature justifying violence
Animal insults throughout
Edmund's devotion to nature
Cordelia's compassion almost supernatural?
Critics/context for nature justifying violence?
Great Chain of Being
Quotes for nature justifying violence
Tigers, not daughters
The hedge sparrow fed the cuckoo so long, that it had its head bit off by its young
No blown ambition do our arms incite, but love, dear love, and our aged father's right
Nature, thou art my goddess
This seems a fair deserving, and must draw me that which my father loses, no less than all: the younger rises when the old doth fall
What is the third point about nature?
Unnatural family ties
Examples of unnatural family ties?
Lear's demands and disowning Cordelia
Lear shut out in the storm
Critics/context for unnatural family ties
Coppelia Kahn and Race Capet