King Lear: A Tragedy
HarperCollins, 2014. dec. 16. - 200 oldal
King Lear is driven to the brink of madness by his own actions when he disinherits his youngest daughter, the lovely Cordelia, because of her inability to express her love for him. Having divided his realm between his remaining daughters, Goneril and Regan, Lear is betrayed by his two foolish and deceitful children, and is left to wander the heath with only his Fool, his servant Caius, and the madman Tom O’Bedlam for company. Eventually reunited with Cordelia, Lear is too late repents his rashness, and must face the tragic consequences of his choices.
Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech.
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Reenter GLOUCESTER, with FRANCE, BURGUNDY, and Attendants.
GLOUCESTER Here's France and Burgundy, my noble lord. LEAR MyLord
ofBurgundy,  We firstaddress toward you, who with this king Hathrivall'd
LEARWill you,withthose infirmities she owes, Unfriended, newadopted to our
hate,  Dower'd withour curse, and stranger'd with our oath, Take her or leave
her? BURGUNDY Pardon me, royal sir; Election makes not up in such conditions.
My Lord of Burgundy, What say you to the lady? Love's not love When it is
mingled with regards that stands  Aloof from th' entire point. Will you have
her? She is herself a dowry. BURGUNDY Royal king, Givebutthat portion which
BURGUNDY Iam sorry,then, you have so lost a father Thatyou must lose a
husband. CORDELIA Peace be with Burgundy! Since that respects of fortune are
his love I shall not be his wife.  FRANCE Fairest Cordelia, that art most rich,