Cordelia In King Lear

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Quote: “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave / My heart into my mouth. I love your majesty / According to my bond; no more nor less” Speaker: Cordelia Explanation: Cordelia says this to her father King Lear because she is showing that she is in love with the King. This is important because she was the only one out of all of her sisters to speak the truth with how she feels. King Lear forced them to tell him how much they love him so that he could divide up the kingdom for them. She knows that it is her job to love him as a father and a king, but she was unable to show how much she loves him. Cordelia was the daughter that loved him the most but did not want to flatter her father. This is important because I feel as if this starts the conflict of the story and gives…show more content…
This shows how Cordelia is going to turn her life around since she was not happy before. We know she was not happy because that is what she said to her father in the first scene. Act 2 scene iv: Quote: "O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars / Are in the poorest thing superfluous. / Allow not nature more than nature needs, / Man’s life’s as cheap as beast’s." Speaker: King Lear Explanation: King Lear’s daughter claimed that he should get rid of the knights on his property because he does not need them. His response was that if you take away everything from a human except for their needs, you take away their life, liberty, and happiness. This is significant because it is shown that King Lear finally sees how he did not treat the poor and homeless as well as he could have as king. Act 3 scene ii: Quote: “O nuncle, court holy water in a dry house is better than this rainwater out o ' door. Good nuncle, in, and ask thy daughters blessing. Here’s a night pities neither wise man nor fool.” Speaker:
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