King Lear – Act 4 Scene 3 – Quotes

Did your letters pierce the queen to any demonstration of grief? Did your letters provoke an emotional response from the queen?
Sisters! Sisters! Shame of ladies! Sisters! Sisters! Sisters! Shame on you!
A sovereign shame so elbows him. His own unkindness that stripped her from his benediction turned her to foreign casualties, gave her dear rights to his dog-hearted daughters. These things sting his mind so venomously that burning shame detains him from Cordelia. He’s too overwhelmed with shame. He remembers how unkind he was to her, how he disowned her and sent her abroad, how he gave her rightful inheritance to her two dog-hearted sisters. All those memories pain his mind so deeply that guilt and shame keep him away from Cordelia.