King Lear Quotes

to demonstrate the evil of Goneril and Regan’s unnatural power “the laws are thine and not mine, who can arraign me for it?””change names at home…give the distaff”cruel… “what need of one”
Lear’s identity crisis “who is it that can tell me who I am” “Lear’s shadow””crowned with furrow weeds””coining. I am the King himself”
misogynistic attacks of female power Lear- “darkness and devils””unnatural hags””sea monster…sharper than a serpent’s tooth”Albany- “proper deformity shows not in the fiend so horrid as in woman” “changed and self covered thing””blood, dislocate and tear thy flesh and bones””most monstrous! O!”
Lear’s attitude to the feminine “woman’s weapons…stain my man’s cheeks””hot tears shake my manhood thus”
Lear’s powerlessness Aposiopesis “I will do such things- what they are yet I know not”
Clarity or truth is presented when material wealth is abandoned “naked wretches”…”expose myself to feel what wretches feel”… “off thy lendings””money for thee””laugh at gilded butterflies””learned theban”
Lear’s blindness
Gloucester’s blindness