King Lear key top key quotes

Lear’s tragic question “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?”
Cordelia’s final lines “We are not the first, who with best meaning, have incurred the worst”
quotes about Cordelia’s lips “thy m├ędecine on my lips” / “ripe lips”
Cordelia’s tears “her smiles and tears (…) as pearls from diamonds dropped”
Cordelia’s tears as holy “the holy water from her heavenly eyes”
Lear’s vitriol to Goneril “into her womb convey sterility” / “create her a child of spleen”
two evil forces (G+R) coming together “Pray you, let us hit together”
Albany on wisdom “Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile”
two animalistic quotes about goneril “sea monster”/”she hath sharp toothed unkindest, like a vulture”
Albany on woman and fiends “Proper deformity shows not in the fiend so horrid as in women”
Goneril and Regan – barbarity “Most barbarous, most degenerate”
Edmund ounce of sympathy “Some good i mean to do, despite my nature”
Edmund and bastardy “Now Gods stand up for bastards”
Edmund on the cyclical nature of rising and falling “The younger rise when the old doth fall”
Edmund and his malicious fortune “How malicious is my fortune”
Edgar on thoughts “Bear free and patient thoughts”
Edgar final lines “Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say”
Edgar at his low point “The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune”
Edgar about endurance “Men must endure, ripeness is all”
Edgar and optimism “The worst is not the worst so long as we can say it is the worst”
Lear – tempest “this tempest in my mind”
Lear and femininity “Let not women’s weapons, water-drops, stain my man cheeks” / “shake my manhood”
Lear and hysteria passio “Hysteria passio, down!”
Lear – darker purpose “We shall express our darker purpose”
Lear – fool of fortune “I am the natural fool of fortune”
Lear feeling sympathy for himself “I am a man more sinned against than sinning” / “I am mightily abused”
Lear being a baby “Old fools are babes again and must be used with checks and flatteries, when they are seen abused”
Lear and choleric years “Unruly waywardness (…) that choleric years bring with them”
Lear and Gnothi Seauton “Yet he hath but ever slenderly known himself”
Lear apocalyptic image “Strike flat the thick rotundity of the world”
kent and the end “Is this the promised end?”
Kent and flattery “I am no flatterer”
kent and fortune “Fortune goodnight: smile once more, turn thy wheel”
kent final lines “I have a journey sir, my master calls me”
Kent description “a very honest hearted fellow”
Gloucester and the gods “As flies to wanton boys are we to Gods, they kill us for their sport”
Gloucester and being stoic “henceforth i’ll bear the affliction”
Edgar playing with Gloucester “trifling with his despair”
2 quotes about the storm “tyranny of the open night” / “mighty storm”
gloucester – nature and nihilism “o ruined piece of nature, this wound shall soon wear out to naught”
Gloucester recognising his follies “I stumbled when i saw”
Lear resting is nursery “I loved her most and though to set my rest on her kind nursery”
Lear making his daughters mothers “Thou mad’st thy daughters thy mothers”
serpents and children – lear “How sharper than a serpents tooth it is to have a thankless child”
wheel of fortune “the wheel is come full circle”
virtues and wages “All friends shall taste the wages of their virtues and all foes the cup of their deservings”
Gloucester’s death (heart) “His flawed heart (…) bursts smilingly”
Lear and madness “O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! I will not be mad”
gods, revenge and thunder “the revenging gods (…) did all the thunder bend”
lear and plucking his eyes out “old fond eyes, be weep this cause, i’ll pluck ye out”

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