|“Nothing will come of nothing: speak again”
||Lear does not accept Cordelia’s answer in the ‘love test’ and demands her to answer again.
|“O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven!”
||Lear compares his madness to the torments of hell and struggles frantically to retain his wits.
|“Let it be so, thy truth then be thy dower”
||Lear banishes Cordelia from the kingdom and leaves her with nothing.
|“Well then legitimate Edgar, I must have your land”
||In his soliloquy, Edmund is determined to get all of his brother’s possessions.
|“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!”
||Lear is out on the Heath and is asking the weather to destroy the earth.
|“I’ll see their trial first”
||Lear is mad in the hovel and pretends his daughters are on trial.
|“His wits are gone”
||As Lear is asleep, Kent confesses to Gloucester that Lear had turned mad.
|“This feather stirs; she lives”
||Lear is devastated when Cordelia is dead that he becomes so desperate and makes himself believe she is still alive.