King Lear Act 5 Quotes

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Do you not love my sister?… Dear my lord, be not familiar with her
Regan – Edmund jealousy

The which immediacy may well stand up and call itself your brother
Regan – Edmund husband

Lady, I am not well… that I create here my Lord and master
Regan – illness and Edmund husband

I had rather lose the battle than that sister should loosen him and me
Goneril – Edmund jealousy

If not, I’ll never trust medicine
Goneril – poisoning R

Your lady, sir, your lady: and her sister by her is poisoned; she confesses it
Goneril (Gentleman) – suicide

Which of them shall I take? Both? One? Neither?
Edmund – sister questions

Neither can be enjoyed if both remain alive
Edmund – not both G+R

(Lear) shall never see his pardon; for my state stands on me to defend, not debate
Edmund – Lear death

that men are as the time is; to be tender-minded does not become a sword
Edmund – savage in war

Back do I toss these treasons to thy head, with the hell-hated lie overwhelm thy heart
Edmund – treason claim

The wheel is come full circle
Edmund – circle

This speech of yours hath moved me
Edmund – sympathy

Yet Edmund was beloved
Edmund – love

Some good I mean to do, despite of my own nature
Edmund – redeeming

We are not the first who with best meaning have incurred the worst
Cordelia – no justice

We two alone will sing like birds in the cage… So we’ll live and pray and sing, and laugh at gilded butterflies
Lear – time w Cordelia

Howl, howl, howl, howl!
Lear – anguish

I know when one is dead and when one lives; she’s dead as earth
Lear – clarity

Cordelia, Cordelia, stay a little. Ha? What is it thou sayst?
Lear – wants C alive

If I ever return to you again, I’ll bring you comfort
Edgar – Gloucester care

O know my name is lost, by treason’s tooth-bare gnawn
Edgar – status fall

thou art a traitor: false to the gods, thy brother and thy father
Edgar – Edmund traitor

The dark and vicious place where thee he got cost him his eyes
Edgar – Gloucester adultery

Never – O fault! – revealed myself unto him… But his flawed heart, alack, too weak to support
Edgar – Gloucester death

I hold you but a subject of this war, not as a brother
Albany – Edmund par

If there be more, more woeful, hold it in, for I am almost ready to dissolve hearing this
Albany – compassion

Rule in this realm and the gored state sustain
Albany – selfless

I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; my master calls me, I must not say no
Kent – loyalty

The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak what we feel, not what we ought to say
Edgar/Albany – no deception

The oldest hath borne most; we that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long
Edgar/Albany – respect olders

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