King Lear Quotes AO2, AO3 & AO4- A2 EXAM

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King Lear Revision A2 exam. Quotes and helpful critic quotes and information about Sam Mendes production. Quotations from each act and scene of each characters

Text of King Lear Quotes AO2, AO3 & AO4- A2 EXAM

  • 1. WHOS IN WHAT ACT? Kent

2. KING LEAR Act 1, Scene 1 We shall express our darker purpose You shall we say doth love us most Our joy Nothing will come of nothing Mend your speech a little I disclaim all my paternal care Come not between a dragon and his wrath Her price is falln Better thou/ Hadst not been born, than not thave pleased me better Act 1, Scene 4 my lords knave? You whoreson dog, you slave, you cur! my boy Take heed, sirrah- the whip Are you our daughter? Does anyone here know me? This is not Lear. Where are his eyes? Degenerate bastard Detested kite And from her derogate body never spring/A babe to honour her Thankless child! Old fond eyes/ Beweep this cause again, Ill pluck ye out Act 1, Scene 5 Ha, ha, ha! I did her wrong O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! 3. KING LEAR Act 2, Scene 4 tis worse than murder Who put my man i' the stocks? respect such violent outrange Where is this daughter? Fetch me a better answer My rising heart! But down! Sharp-toothed unkindness, like a vulture SD: [He kneels] scornful eyes! Infect her beauty O heavens do not make me mad my child my daughter - /Or rather a disease thats in my flesh wicked creatures patience I need! you unnatural hags I will have such revenges on you both the terrors of the earth I shall go mad this heart shall break into a hundred thousand flaws 4. KING LEAR Act 3, Scene 2 Strike flat the thick rotundity oth world Here, I stand your slave/ A poor, infirm, weak and despise old man Ill be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing I am a man/ More sinned against than sinning Art cold? I am cold myself Poor fool and knave True, boy Act 3, Scene 4 Your old kind father, whose frank heart gave all!-/ O, that way madness lies; let me shun that! Poor naked wretches Pitiless storm Those pelican daughters is man no more than this Act 3, Scene 6 let them anatomize Regan; see what breeds about her heart Is there any cause in nature that makes these hard hearts? 5. KING LEAR Act 4, Scene 6 Ha! Goneril with a white beard? They flattered me like a dog Ay, every inch a king! Gloucesters bastard son/ Was kinder to his father than my daughters Down from the waist they are centaurs,/ Though women all above smells of mortality (Ls hand) I am even/ The natural fool of Fortune kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill I am a king, my masters Act 4, Scene 7 You are a spirit I am mightily abused Pray do not mock me;/ I am a very foolish fond old man I am mainly ignorant If you have poison for me, I will drink it I am old and foolish Act 5, Scene 3 [Enter LEAR with CORDELIA in his arms] Shes dead as earth she lives it is a chance which does redeem all sorrows I killed the slave that was a- hanging thee Mine eyes are not othbest, Ill tell you straight Hes a good fellow (Caius/Kent) And my poor fool is hanged! 6. GONERIL Act 1, Scene 1 Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty A love that makes breath poor You see how full of changes is age is Act 1, Scene 3 By day and night he wrongs me say I am sick If you come slack of former services, /you shall do well the fault of it I'll answer Idle old man those authorities/ That he hath given away! Old fools are babes again Act 2, Scene 4 Tis his own blame: hath put himself from rest Act 3, Scene 7 Pluck out his eyes sweet lord, and sister 7. GONERIL Act 4, Scene 2 Welcome, my lord (Edmund). I marvel our mild husband My most dear Gloucester (Edmund) A fool usurps my bed Fools do those villains pity who are punished moral fool Marry, your manhood! O vain fool Act 5, Scene 1 I had rather lose the battle than that sister/ Should loosen him and me No. Act 5, Scene 3 Mean you to enjoy him? If not, Ill neer trust medicine 8. REGAN Act 1, Scene 1 Only she comes to short enemy to all other joys Prescribe not us our duty We shall further think of it Act 2, Scene 1 What, did my fathers godson seek your life? dark-eyed knight Act 2, Scene 4 O sir, you are old Say you have wronged her sir O the blest gods! weak (to Lear) five-and-twenty: to no more 9. REGAN Act 3, Scene 7 Hang him instantly Ingrateful fox! O filthy traitor! [Regan plucks Gloucester's beard] SD So white, and such a traitor Be simple-answered, for we know the truth [She takes a sword and runs at him behind] SD thrust him out the gates let him smell/ His way to Dover Act 4, Scene 5 I know your lady does not love her husband noble Edmund I know you are of her bosom (to Oswald) 10. REGAN Act 5, Scene 1 speak the truth/ Do you not love my sister? I never shall endure her Be not familiar with her Act 5, Scene 3 full-flowing stomach my lord and master (to Edmund) Sick, O sick!... My sickness grows upon me 11. CORDELIA Act 1, Scene 1 Cordelia speak? Love and be silent poor Cordelia! Nothing, my lord Half my love with him, half my care and duty. Since fortunes are his love, I shall not be his wife Act 4, Scene 4 All blest secrets/ All you unpublished virtues of the earth My mourning and important tears have pitied Act 4, Scene 7 How shall I live and work to match thy goodness? (to Kent) O you kind gods O my dear father child-changed father Cure this great breach in his abused nature! Thy medicine on my lips, and let this kiss/ Repair those violent harms that my two sisters/ Have in thy reverence made royal lord your Majesty your Highness Act 5, Scene 3 We are not the first/ Who with best meaning have incurred the worst 12. THE FOOL Act 1, Scene 4 nuncle did the third a blessing against his will heres my coxcomb Can you make no use of nothing nuncle? The sweet and bitter fool (to Lear) thou madst thy daughters thy mothers That such a king play bo-peep I had rather be any kind o thing than a Fool [He points at Lear:] SD Thats a shealed peascod Lears shadow Act 1, Scene 5 Thou wouldst make a good fool Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise Act 3, Scene 2 Towards the end of this act, Fool uses rhyming couplets suggesting order in verse ironic everything in scenes content = falling apart Act 3, Scene 6 I took you for a joint-stool tell me whether a madman be a gentle-man or yeoman Ill go to bed at noon (Fools last words) 13. GLOUCESTER Act 1, Scene 1 often blushed to acknowledge him that now I am brazed tot the whoreson must be acknowledged No dearer in my account (reference Edgar) Act 1, Scene 2 if it be nothing, I shall not need spectacles age makes the world bitter to the best of our times our oldness cannot relish them oppression of aged tyranny O villain, villain Unnatural, detested, brutish villain; worse than brutish He cannot be such a monster These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us theres father against child This villain of mine Act 2, Scene 1 murderous coward (to Edgar) Loyal and natural boy (to Edmund) I serve you, madam (to Regan) 14. GLOUCESTER Act 3, Scene 3 I like not this unnatural dealing the King is my old master There is strange things toward, Edmund; pray you, be careful Act 3, Scene 4 I am almost mad myself. I had a son/ Now outlawed from my blood: he sought my life I loved him(Edgar) Act 3, Scene 7 [Regan plucks Gloucesters beard] SD Naughty lady Unmerciful lady (to Regan) kind gods O cruel! O you gods! All dark and comfortless! Wheres my son Edmund?... Enkindle all the sparks of nature/ To quit this horrid act Edgar was abused forgive me that, and prosper him Act 4, Scene 1 I have no way, and therefore want no eyes O dear son Edgar/ The food of thy abused fathers wrath Might I but live to see thee in my touch, Id say I had eyes again As flies to wanton boys are we to gods:/ they kill us for their sport 15. GLOUCESTER Act 4, Scene 6 O you mighty gods! If Edgar live, O bless him! Away, and let me die I know that voice (Lears) You ever-gentle gods Let not my worser spirit tempt me again The King is mad; how stiff is my vild sense Act 5, Scene 2 a man may rot even here And thats true too (Last words of Gloucester) 16. EDMUND Act 1, Scene 1 My services to your lordship (to Kent) Act 1, Scene 2 Thou, Nature, art my goddess Why bastard? More fierce quality/ Than doth, within a dull, stale, tired bed Legitimate Edgar, I must have your land. Fine word legitimate! Now, gods, stand up for bastards Nothing, my lord (hiding letter from Gloster) my brother This is the excellent foppery of the world whoremaster man goatish disposition on the charge of a star! I am rough and lecherous I am no honest man A credulous father and a brother noble foolish honesty if not by birth, have lands by wit 17. EDMUND Act 2, Scene 1 In cunning I must draw my sword upon you seem to defend yourself (to Edgar) [He cuts his arm] SD wicked charms I shall serve you, sir (to Cornwall) Act 3, Scene 3 Most savage and unnatural! The younger rises when the old doth fall Act 5, Scene 1 Fear me not To both this sisters have I sworn my love/ Each jealous of the other? Both? One? Or neither? (Regan and Goneril) Act 5, Scene 3 Take them away old and miserable King [ They fight. Edmund falls] SD Yet Edmund was beloved 18. EDGAR Act 1, Scene 2 brother Edmund? Some villain hath done me wrong Act 2 Scene 3 My face I will grime with filth To take the basest and most poorest shape I nothing am Act 3, Scene 4 The foul fiend follows me Toms a-cold. O, do de, do de, do de Flibbertigibbet Act 3 Scene 6 My tears begin to take his part so much/ They mar my counterfeiting He childed as I fathered! Act 4 Scene 1 I am worse than eer I was My father, poorly led! [Aside] I cannot daub it further - Give me thy arm 19. EDGAR Act 4, Scene 6 do you hear the sea? conceit may rob/ The treasury of life Reason in madness Well pray you, father serviceable villain(to Oswald) Act 5, Scene 2 father(reconcile with Gloucester) Ill bring you comfort old man(to Gloucester) Act, 5 Scene 3 Draw thy sword My name is Edgar, and thy fathers son The dark and vicious place where thee he got/ Cost him his eyes Led him, begged for him, saved him from despair Haste thee, for thy life! (to gentleman) Tis noble friend K