King Lear quotations Act 5

Albany is conflicted whether to fight France “he’s full of alteration And self reproving”
Regan only caring about sex literally moments before war “have you never found my brother’s way to the forfended place”
Goneril only caring about sex literally moments before war “I had rather loose the battle than that sister should loosen him and me”
Edmund thinking he owns the place “Lear and Cordelia..shall never see his pardon; for my state stands on me to defend, not to debate”
Edgar to Gloucester “Men must endure their going hence, even as they are going hither”
Cordelia being sad she’s in jail “We are not the first who, with best meaning, have incurred the worst, for thee, opressed King am I cast down”
Lear being thrilled with being in jail ‘No, no, no, no! Come let’s away to prison! We two alone will sing like birds i’th’cage’
Albany shutting Edmund tf down “Sir, by your patience I hold you but a subject of this war, Not as a brother”
Regan submitting to Edmund (yuck) “General take though my soldiers, prisoners…I create thee here my lord and master”
Goneril and Regan sniping at each other “Sick, O, sick!”…”If not I’ll ne’er trust medicine”
Edgar on his status “Know my name is lost; By treasons tooth bare-gnawn”
Battle talk from Edgar “Draw thy sword…false to thy gods, thy brother, and thy father”
Goneril reminding Albany she’s queen and can do as she pleases (shortly before offing herself) “Say, If I do, the laws are mine not thine”
Edmunds complete 180 “What you have charged me with I have done, and more, much more…the wheel is come full circle”
Edgar reveals himself “My name is Edgar, and thy father’s son. The Gods are just and of our pleasent vices make instruments to plague us”
Edgar musing on life “our lives’ sweetness – that we the pain of death would hourly die rather than die at once!
Gloucester’s heart “burst smilingly”
Albany’s reaction to his dear wife’s death, and Edmund The Adulterer “Produce the bodies be they alive or dead” “Now all three marry in an instant”
Edmund doing a 180 continued “some good I mean to do despite my own nature”
Grief stricken Lear “Howl, howl, howl! O! you are men of stone!…She is gone forever
loopy stricken Lear “Thou’lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never!…look on her, look her lips, look there, look there!”
Kent becoming the New Depressive Break heart, I prithee break…I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, I must not say no”
Albany on power “friends of my soul you twain you rule this realm”
Edgar, take us home “the weight of this sad time we must obey; speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most, we that are young; shall never see so much, nor live so long”

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