12th April 2018

Act 4 Scene 6

  1. 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 God. Fate/fortune is described as “the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power”.

In this scene on line 165 King Lear mentions fortune is the context while talking to Gloucester.  “If thou wilt weep my fortunes, take my eyes”

  1. Looking at all of these quotes for each word, explain the common message that is emerging about both “nature” and “fortune”. how wa.s this been developed in other scene in the play?

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