King Lear Act III scenes i-iii Quotes

Strives in his little world of man to out-scorn / The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain Describing the King – Lear tries to stand up to the elements, pathetic fallacy, the storm does not respect that he is a king
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! Lear – shouts at the weather, shows he’s got a confused sense of reality
Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters: / I tax you not, you elements, with unkindness Lear to the weather – the weather has no duty towards him, he does not blame it and is not angered by it
two pernicious daughters Lear – refers to his daughters, shows he has moments of clarity and can focus on the source of his misfortunes
Let the great Gods/That keep this dreadful pudder o’er our heads/ find out their enemies now Lear – blames the gods for the storm, says that the storm will show sinners for who they truly are
I am a man more sinned against than sinning Lear – says he’s not as bad as the actions against him are, key point of debate
My wits begin to turn Lear – act III scene ii he has a moment of clarity where he realises he’s going mad
How dost, my boy. Art cold?…I have one part in my heart that’s sorry for thee Lear to the Fool – first time he thinks of someone else, shows he’s developing passion and humanity

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