King Lear Quotations Act 3

Kent on approaching War “from France there comes a power/ Into this scattered kingdom”
Lear evoking the storm “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!”
Lear on his decline in status “A poor, infirm, weak, despised old man”
The pain Lear’s children have inflicted on him “Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire are my daughters, I tax you not…with unkindness, I never gave you kingdom”
Lear’s opinion of his wrong doing “I am a man more sinned against than sinning”
Lear’s sympathy for the fool “How dost, my boy, art cold?”
Edmund manipulating and pretending to be on team G “Most savage and unnatural!”
Gloucester’s secret plan “my charity be not of him percieved…If i die for it, as no less is threatened me’
Edmund happy to usurp “The young rises when the old does fall”
Lear about his daughters on the heath “filial ingratitude”
Lear’s thoughts about his daughters shutting him out In such a night to shut me out? Pour on; I will endure”
Lear on his work as King o! I have ta’en too little care of this.
Edgar pretending to be mad “whom the foul fiend hath led through fire and through flame”
animal imagery Goneril and Reagan “’twas this flesh begot/Those pelican daughters “
Lear going mad, takes off clothes “Off, off you lendings! Come; unbutton here.”
Gloucester on why he’s helping Lear “My duty cannot suffer T’obey in all your daughters’ hard commands”
Lear’s opinion of poor Tom “Noble philosopher, your company”
Edmund on why he is turning in Gloucester “nature thus gives way to loyalty” “I will preserve in my course of loyalty, though the conflict be sore between that and my blood”
Edmund on Gloucester’s treason “O heavens! this treason were not, or not I the detector” “How malicious is my fortune”
Cornwall showing lack of care for truth and justice “True or false, it hath made thee Earl of Gloucester”
Kent thanks Gloucester for farm house “The Gods reward your kindness!”
Edgar at trial “Let us deal justly”
Fool upon seeing “Goneril” (my second favourite quote in the play) “Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool”
Lear on Regan “Let them anatomize Regan”
Fools last line in play “And I’ll go to bed at noon”
Gloucester telling them to go to Dover “Take up thy master…Take up, take up”
Edgar feeling sorry for Lear “How light and portable my pain seems now…He childed as I fathered!”
Regan on what to do with Gloucester “Hang him instantly”
Goneril on what to do with Gloucester “pluck out his eyes”
Gloucester being polite “What means your graces? good my friends”
Regan on Gloucesters age [plucks his beard] So white, and such a traitor!”
Repitition increases interrogation tention “Wherefore to Dover?”
The start of Gloucester’s depression “Give me some help! O cruel! O you Gods!”
Servant 1 “better service have I never done you Than now to bid you hold”
Regan to servant 1 [takes sword and runs at him]
Cornwall removing eyes “Out, vile jelly”
Gloucester with no eyes “all dark and comfortless…O my follies! Then Edgar was abused”
Regan when Gloucester has no eyes “Let him smell his way to Dover”
Servant 3 “I’ll fetch some flax and white of eggs”

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