King Lear Act 3 Review

An analogy can be made between Lear battling the storm and what? His daughters
Where has the French army landed? Dover
What causes the unnatural severity of the storm? The break in the natural order
How will the gentleman, who speaks to Kent about what has happened to Lear, identify himself to Cordelia? The ring
Who becomes the new Earl of Gloucester? Edmund
Who is the victim of a murderous plot? Lear
By whom was the murderous plot done Reagan, Goneril, and Cornwall
Lear believes the Edgar’s destitution is caused by whom? His daughters
Reagan and Cornwall’s behavior toward Gloucester is unnatural because . . . They’re in his house and he is older
What brings Lear understanding? His misery
What two things represent treason in the new, unnatural world? Kindness and honesty
Examples of unnatural behavior Treatment of Gloucester, Edmund betraying his father, servants acting more noble than the nobles
Gloucester finally gains insight when . . . he is blinded by Cornwall.
“Thou call’st on him that hates thee. It was he / That made the overture of thy treasons to us, / Who is too good to pity thee.” Regan speaking of Edmund’s betrayal of Gloucsester
“But I shall see / The winged vengeance overtake such children.” Gloucester’s foreshadowing words in scene 7
“When we our betters see bearing our woes, / We scarcely think our miseries our foes, / Who alone suffers, suffers most i’ th’ mind, / Leaving free things and happy shows behind.” Edgar on Lear’s current plight
“Then let them anatomize Regan. See what breeds about her heart. Is there any cause in nature that makes these hard hearts.” Lear trying to learn why his daughters have turned on him.
“Bless thy five wits. My tears begin to take his part so much, / They’ll mar my counterfeiting.” Edgar’s words following the Mock Trial
“True or False, it hath made thee Earl of Gloucester.” Edmund reaches the top of the Wheel of Fortune.
“I will lay trust upon thee, and thou shalt find a dearer father in my love.” Cornwall to Edmund
“His daughters seek his death. Ah, that good Kent — / He said it would be thus, poor banished man. / Thou say’st the king grows mad. I’ll tell thee, friend, / I am almost mad myself.” Gloucester compares his woes to those of Lear.
“Unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art. — / Off, off, you lendings! Come. Unbutton here.” Lear expresses the plight of Edgar
“Take physic, pomp, Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel.” Lear expresses pity on those who are less fortunate
“Wilt break my heart?”I had rather break mine own.” Trust and loyal between Lear and Kent
“Is it not as this mouth should tear this hand / For lifting food to ‘t?” Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
“This courtesy, forbid thee, shall the duke / Instantly know, and of that letter too.” Edmund’s betrayal
“Since I was man, / Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder, / Such groans of roaring wind and rain I never / Remember to have heard.” Natural occurrences (greatest storm ever)
“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow! / You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout / Till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks!” End of the world

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