King Lear – Act 5 Scene 3 Quotes

So we’ll live, and pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh at gilded butterflies Lear has found inner contentment and has become a more spiritual being in the presence of Cordelia.
False to thy gods, thy brother and thy father Edgar confronting Edmund about being deceiving to everyone around him even to the gods.
A most toad-spotted traitor Edgar describes Edmund.
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us Edgar sees that heavenly justice ensures that those vicious deeds that give us pleasure become instruments of torture to punish us.
The wheel has come full circle Edmund has come full circle from being at the bottom to rising to the top and now being at the bottom again.
The judgement of the heavens, that makes us tremble, touches us not with pity Albany believes that the deaths of Goneril, Regan and Edmund bring about fear not pity.
I pant for life. Some good I mean to do despite of mine own nature. Edmund nears death and wants to do good before he dies, like sparing Lear and Cordelia.
Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman. Lear mourns over the death of Cordelia.
All friends shall taste the wages of their virtue, and all foes the cup of their deservings. Albany’s optimistic vision of rewarding virtue and punishing those who have done wrong.
He hates him that would upon the rack of this tough world stretch him out longer. Kent using the metaphor of the rack that Lear has been placed on by the world to show the torture that he has gone through.
The wonder is he hath endured so long. He but usurped his life. Lear lived longer than the average man.
The oldest hath borne most: we that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long. Edgar sees that in the future those that remain will not suffer as much as those who have gone before but be of lesser stature of their predecessors.

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