King Lear Flashcards

  • ‘King Lear’ – Madness/Sanity quotes

    Kent "I serve the King" "Revoke thy doom" Mad in that he wants to retain the autocratic system Lear "Unburthened crawl towards death" Links to The Seven Ages of Man Lear "Which of you shall we say doth love us most?" Mad with self interest Regan "such unconstant starts" "The… View Article

  • Character Map – King Lear

    Edgar legitimate son of Gloucester, disguises himself as Poor Tom, leads Gloucester to Dover, kills Edmond, becomes King Kent truth teller, Disguises himself as Caius. Loyal and noble servant to Lear Cordelia truth teller. Youngest daughter, loves Lear, and heals him, loses battle and is hanged in prison. King of… View Article

  • KING LEAR – Act 1 Scene 4 + 5

    Kent to Lear 'You' (after being asked 'who wouldst thou serve?) 'A man sir' (after a query as to his identity) Oswald to Lear 'My lady's father' Lear 'Where's my fool?' (after saying 'I will look further into't') 'O Lear, Lear, Lear! Beat at this gate that let thy folly… View Article

  • Keats Poem 5; On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again

    Main Theme Desire/Indulgence Structure Shakespearean Sonnet ABBAABBACDCDEE Context Keats wanted to read king Lear and was fighting his attempt to do so as it was one of his great pleasures and he didn't want to ruin it. Language and Tone Imagery, personification. Juxtaposition and Oxymoron Theme;Awe/indulgence "Golden-Tongued Romance" Referencing his… View Article

  • King Lear – Cordelia Key Quotes

    Love and be silent She admits to herself that she loves Lear however she is determined to remain quiet; though no reason is given my love's more richer than my tongue She is saying that she will not be able to truly express her love for her father as her… View Article

  • King Lear – Gloucester Quotes

    Reflecting on his relationship with Edgar "My old heart is cracked; it's cracked" Theme of madness "The grief hath crazed my wits" Theme of blindness (blunt) "Alack, I have no eyes" Whilst being blinded "give me some help - O Cruel! O you gods!" Theme of blindness (poetic) "I stumbled… View Article

  • King Lear – Goneril and Regan Quotes

    A1.S1: Goneril describes the extent of her love for Lear 'dearer than eyesight, space and liberty' A1.S1: Regan challenges Goneril's profession about Lear, foreshadowing the rivalry between them over Edmund 'Only she comes too short, that I profess myself an enemy to all other joys' A1.S1: Regan comments on the… View Article

  • King Lear – Act 5 Scene 1 Quotes

    I had rather lose the battle than that sister should loosen him and me. Goneril would rather lose the fight for authority than see Regan come in the way of her and Edmund. To both these sisters have I sworn my love; each jealous of the other, as the stung… View Article

  • King Lear – Act 4 Scene 7 Quotes

    O you kind gods, cure this great breach in his abused nature! Cordelia appealing to the gods to cure Lear's madness. Child-changed father Cordelia describes Lear. Restoration hang thy medicine on my lips Cordelia hopes to bring about Lear's restoration to soundness of mind by kissing him. But I am… View Article

  • King Lear – Act 5 Scene 3 Quotes

    So we'll live, and pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh at gilded butterflies Lear has found inner contentment and has become a more spiritual being in the presence of Cordelia. False to thy gods, thy brother and thy father Edgar confronting Edmund about being deceiving to everyone… View Article

  • King Lear – Act 4 Scene 2 Quotes

    But never man so changed Oswald comments on the change in Albany. Tigers, not daughters, what have you performed? Albany confronts Goneril on the mistreatment of Lear. View Article

  • King Lear – Edgar Quotes

    A1.S2: Edgar falls into the scheme of Edmund by (foolishly) assuming that Edmund must be telling the truth 'Some villain hath done me wrong' A2.S3: During Edgar's transition into 'Poor Tom' 'My face I'll grime with filth' A2.S3: The dramatic end to Edgar's soliloquy after changing into 'Poor Tom' 'Edgar… View Article

  • King Lear – Kent Quotes

    A1.S1 - Kent has the very first line of the play; although arguably a minor character, this stresses his presence in the play "I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall" A1.S1 - Kent's morality and respect for Lear's family is shown through his willingness… View Article

  • King Lear Act 5

    EDMUND to OFFICER Know of the duke if his last purpose hold, Or whether since he is advised by aught To change the course: he's full of alteration And self-reproving REGAN to EDMUND You know the goodness I intend upon you: Tell me--but truly--but then speak the truth, Do you… View Article

  • King Lear Act 1 Quotes

    GLOUCESTER to KENT His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am brazed to it. GLOUCESTER to KENT Sir, this young fellow's mother could: whereupon she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son for her cradle ere she… View Article