King Lear quotes - Parent/Child relationships
Terms in this set (22)
"into thy womb convey sterility"
"My poor fool is hanged"
Can't even identify his children
"You are a spirit" - on seeing Cordelia
"Jesters do oft prove profits"
Synonymous for children out-witting their parents
"We two alone will sing like birds i' the cage"
Paints a romantic image of him and Cordelia, worrying, he seems to have mixed up familial love with romance/sexual desire
"Thou madest thy daughters thy mothers"
"I have so often blushed to acknowledge him"
about Goneril and Regan:
"They will make an obediant Father"
"Why brand they us with bas? with baseness? bastardy? base, base?"
"If thou wert my fool nuncle, i'd have thee beaten for being old before thy time"
on seeing poor Tom
"Have his daughters brought him to this pass?"
AO3 - Bill Buckhurst plays on Gloucester's child-like nature in the gouging out of the eyes scene. He sits centre stage on the floor, with crossed arms and legs and uses a childish tone
in the mock trial:
"She kicked the poor King her father"
"This child-changed Father"
Double meaning - changed in to a child, or changed by his children
"I am a man more sinned against than sinning"
"The lunatic King"
"Tigers not daughters"
Goneril and Regan
They blurt out insults against Lear, using the epithet of old age. He therefore becomes a self-fulling prophecy -
"Old fools are babes again"
"Tis the infirmity of his age"
"Idle old man"
"as you are old and reverend, you should be wise"
"Edmund enkindle all the sparks of nature to quit this horrid act"
"Thou callest on him that hates thee!"
To Gloucester, about him calling for Edmund's help
"How sharper than a serpents tooth it is/ to have a thankless child"
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