King Lear Act 5 Quotes

Do you not love my sister?… Dear my lord, be not familiar with her Regan – Edmund jealousy
The which immediacy may well stand up and call itself your brother Regan – Edmund husband
Lady, I am not well… that I create here my Lord and master Regan – illness and Edmund husband
I had rather lose the battle than that sister should loosen him and me Goneril – Edmund jealousy
If not, I’ll never trust medicine Goneril – poisoning R
Your lady, sir, your lady: and her sister by her is poisoned; she confesses it Goneril (Gentleman) – suicide
Which of them shall I take? Both? One? Neither? Edmund – sister questions
Neither can be enjoyed if both remain alive Edmund – not both G+R
(Lear) shall never see his pardon; for my state stands on me to defend, not debate Edmund – Lear death
that men are as the time is; to be tender-minded does not become a sword Edmund – savage in war
Back do I toss these treasons to thy head, with the hell-hated lie overwhelm thy heart Edmund – treason claim
The wheel is come full circle Edmund – circle
This speech of yours hath moved me Edmund – sympathy
Yet Edmund was beloved Edmund – love
Some good I mean to do, despite of my own nature Edmund – redeeming
We are not the first who with best meaning have incurred the worst Cordelia – no justice
We two alone will sing like birds in the cage… So we’ll live and pray and sing, and laugh at gilded butterflies Lear – time w Cordelia
Howl, howl, howl, howl! Lear – anguish
I know when one is dead and when one lives; she’s dead as earth Lear – clarity
Cordelia, Cordelia, stay a little. Ha? What is it thou sayst? Lear – wants C alive
If I ever return to you again, I’ll bring you comfort Edgar – Gloucester care
O know my name is lost, by treason’s tooth-bare gnawn Edgar – status fall
thou art a traitor: false to the gods, thy brother and thy father Edgar – Edmund traitor
The dark and vicious place where thee he got cost him his eyes Edgar – Gloucester adultery
Never – O fault! – revealed myself unto him… But his flawed heart, alack, too weak to support Edgar – Gloucester death
I hold you but a subject of this war, not as a brother Albany – Edmund par
If there be more, more woeful, hold it in, for I am almost ready to dissolve hearing this Albany – compassion
Rule in this realm and the gored state sustain Albany – selfless
I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; my master calls me, I must not say no Kent – loyalty
The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak what we feel, not what we ought to say Edgar/Albany – no deception
The oldest hath borne most; we that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long Edgar/Albany – respect olders

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