There are many references to “nature” and “fortune” in this scene. Make a list of all the quotes (not the speeches ,just the relevant bits) that refer to either of these words. There are many references in this scene. Nature is to do with not just words, and another word for fortune is fate or […]

Act 4 Scene 2 Albany Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile. Filths savor but themselves. What have you done? Tigers, not daughters, what have you performed? A father, and a gracious agèd man, Whose reverence even the head-lugged bear would lick, Most barbarous, most degenerate, have you madded. Could my good brother suffer […]

Act 3 Scene 1: What impression of Lear does the gentleman give? Using evidence and imagery? Struggling with the wind and rain. He’s shouting at the wind to blow the earth into the sea, or make the sea flood the earth—he wants to see the world return to primal chaos. He keeps tearing out his […]

Tempest——(The body’s delicate. The tempest in my mind, Doth from my senses take all feeling else) Shakespeare uses the relationship between tempest and storm to describe how what is he is thinking is worse than any storm. He talks about how his mind is keeping him from feeling anything and only letting his mind ponder […]

Act 1 Scene 1 This is presented through scene 1 act 1 where Regan and Goneril lie to their father about their love whilst Cordelia refuses to shower Lear with compliments. This presents the audience with irony and dramatic irony as Cordelia was the one who loved her father the most.

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