king lear act 5 quotes

men must endureTheir g oing hence even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all. sp : Edgar sit: to glouc. after the French are defeatedglous. has just said he would stay where he is. “A man may rot even here” human beings must accept death at its time, just as birth, which are both painful experiences. to await the destined time is the most important thing, as fruit falls only when its ripe (playing on the idea of rotting)
Come, lets away to prison… throw incense sp: lear sit: to cordelia after their capturenow lear has made the choice he should have made in the beginning. he has allied himself with those who in the world’s sense, are fools, and he is prepared to accept the alienation from the world that this requires. he doesnt even want to see the worlds values, for he has his own new values to sustain. he and cordelia will sing, pray , tell stories, make fun of gaudy courtiers (“gilded butterflies”), listen to and engage in gossip about the court, and outlast all the ambitious and foolish courtiers. we will be in the world but not of the world. even the gods will appreciate this sacrifice
“know thou this : that men Are as the time is; to be tender-minded Does not become a sword” “Let’s exchange charity. I am no less in blood than thou art, Edmund; If more, the more th’ hast wronged me. My name is Edgar and thy fathers son. The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us. The dark and vicious place where thee he got Cost him his eyes.”
“The wheel is come full circle, I am here” “Some good I mean to do Despite of mine own nature”
“And my poor fool is hanged. non on no life? Why should a dog a horse a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou’lt come no more, Never, never, never.- pray you undo this button. Thank you , sir. [Do you se this? Look on her, look, her lips, Look there, look there!]” “The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak what we feel, not what we outght to say. The oldest hath borne most; we that are young Shall never see so much nor live so long.”