King Lear- Significant lines

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And yet not so, since I am sure my love’s more ponderous than my tongue

Said by Cordelia        when she was ment to say something during division scene to prove her love towards her father – Significant because it shows her character: honest, loving, etc.


Said by Lear when Cordelia responded with nothing to prove her love – Significant because Lear misunderstands Cordelia which is what brings him down to nothing

See better, Lear, and let me still remain the true blank of thine eye.

Said by Kent when Lear tells him to get out of his sight – Significant because Lear is metaphorically blind and Kent asks him to see clearly

Let’s see, let’s see

Said by Gloucester to Edmund about the letter Edmund hides – Significant because what Gloucester sees is a lie

Join now!

I would unstate myself to be in a due resolution

Said by Gloucester to Edmund after he read the fake letter – Significant because only when he does lose everything does he learn the truth

And the noble and true-hearted Kent Banished!

Said by Gloucester to Edmund after he read the fake letter discussing the stars – Significant because it shows the reverse of natural order

Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit; all with me’s meet that I can fashion fit

Said by Edmund to himself after he gives Gloucester the letter and gains Edgars trust. ...

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