King Lear – Fool

“Thou hadst little wit on thy bald crown when thou gav’st thy gold one away” “Thou hadst little…
“For wise men have grown foppishTheir manners are so apish” “For wise men…
“That such a king should play bo-peep” Mocking ridicule – child”That such…
“I would fain learn to lie” Futility of service
“thou art an O without a figure” “thou art…
“I am better than thou art now; I am a fool, thou art nothing” “I am better than …
“The hedge sparrow fed the cuckoo so longThat it’s had it head bit off by it young” Familial betrayal”The hedge sparrow…
“Nuncle Lear, nuncle Lear, tarry, take the fool with thee.” Love”Nuncle Lear,…
“thou wouldst make a good fool.” Intentional aggravation
“Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise” “Thou shouldst not have …
“Fathers that wear rags Do make their children blind” Weakness of familial bonds”Fathers that wear …
“But I will tarry, the fool will stayAnd let the wise man fly” Stupid loyalty?
“None but the fool, who labours to out-jest His heart-struck injuries” Referring to Fool – Love and Loyalty”none but the fool…
“When priests are more in word than matter…And bawds and whores do churches build” Subversion of the Divine Order”When priests are …
“This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.” “This cold night…
“And I’ll go to bed at noon” Final line

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