Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheatre & Acting · 1 decade ago

Help me find quotes from the play King Lear?

Help me find quotes that show madness and apparent wisdom please???


from King Lear, Fool and Edgar???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Madness ~ KING LEAR

    Let the great gods,

    That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads,

    Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch,

    That hast within thee undivulged crimes,

    Unwhipp'd of justice: hide thee, thou bloody hand;

    Thou perjured, and thou simular man of virtue

    That art incestuous: caitiff, to pieces shake,

    That under covert and convenient seeming

    Hast practised on man's life: close pent-up guilts,

    Rive your concealing continents, and cry

    These dreadful summoners grace. ....

    More madness ~ EDGAR

    A serving-man, proud in heart and mind; that curled

    my hair; wore gloves in my cap; served the lust of

    my mistress' heart, and did the act of darkness with

    her; swore as many oaths as I spake words, and

    broke them in the sweet face of heaven: one that

    slept in the contriving of lust, and waked to do it:

    wine loved I deeply, dice dearly: and in woman

    out-paramoured the Turk: false of heart, light of

    ear, bloody of hand; hog in sloth, fox in stealth,

    wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey.

    Let not the creaking of shoes nor the rustling of

    silks betray thy poor heart to woman: keep thy foot

    out of brothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy pen

    from lenders' books, and defy the foul fiend.

    Still through the hawthorn blows the cold wind:

    Says suum, mun, ha, no, nonny.

    Dolphin my boy, my boy, sessa! let him trot by.

    And finally... some much needed wisdom ~ Fool

    He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a

    horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's oath.

    Hope this helps :)

  • 4 years ago

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