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18/11/2014

'Instead it is nature that governs the outcome, a sort of Darwinian survival of the fittest' - Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised EndNicholas Bonnet
'The tragic end of the play reflects a nihilistic view point where there is no promised end outside chaos and death'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'Nature is often personified in the play, a pagan god in the world of Lear'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'The natural order, in a societal sense, is restored'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'there is no purpose or meaning to human life, other than to return to the earth'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet 'King Lear is above all a play about power, property and inheritance.'- Radical Tragedy -Jonathon Dollimore 'deception and self-deception are rampant in a chaotic world'-King Lear: The Disguised and the Deceived- Marcia Holly (2010) 'Women are for Lear a potently dangerous material'- Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King LearSimon C. Estok 'women and the environment are each viciously unpredictable and dangerous'- Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King Lear- Simon C. Estok 'nature is coded female'- Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King Lear- Simon C. Estok

'women are the saintly and the demonic'- Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King LearSimon C. Estok 'environment is feminized thematically and symbolically'Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King Lear- Simon C. Estok 'The natural environment is a space of pollution that stands in stark contrast to the clean environment of the community of enfranchised people'- Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King Lear- Simon C. Estok 'Biblical truth still radiates from the tragedy even without the resurrection, of Cordelia' - Grace, Consequences, and Christianity in King Lear- Jessica Vanden Berg, Grand Valley State University, 2012

 Lear:
 'Typical of human nature, Lear is swayed by the sycophantic flattery of his two eldest daughters'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'King Lear wishes to give up the responsibility of being king, but keep all of the benefits. This is another form of greed'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'He has gone against the natural father daughter bond'Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'Goneril and Regan deny him…lodging he is reduced to an animal's level'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'Lear believed in a universe controlled by divine authority, harmoniously ordered'- Episode, Scene, Speech and Word, The Madness of Lear- Norman Maclean
'Lear is a character, even by the end of Act 2, with whom we have only slight bonds of identification'- Episode, Scene, Speech and Word, The Madness of Lear- Norman Maclean

'when his madness is complete, all substances- the universe, man and Lear himself- have been translated into the substance of his daughters'- Episode, Scene, Speech and Word, The Madness of Lear- Norman Maclean 'Shakespeare uses Lear's madness as a device for stripping away the narcissistic illusory aspects of royalty in order to try to lay bare what is essential to the human condition'-Lear and His Daughters (1986)Charles Hanly 'committed to great an error to reach atonement'- King Lear: The Disguised and the Deceived- Marcia Holly (2010) 'Lear's 'appearing' is part of the kings self-deception'- King Lear: The Disguised and the Deceived- Marcia Holly (2010) 'The constancy of Lear's self-deception enable him to maintain his sanity'-King Lear: The Disguised and the Deceived- Marcia Holly (2010) 'Lear thinks that the hostile, demonised environment takes sides with his daughters'- Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King Lear- Simon C. Estok 'Loses his identity when he loses his ability to control spatial worth'Shakespeare and Ecocritisim: An Analysis of 'Home' and 'Power' in King Lear- Simon C. Estok

 Cordelia:
'Cordelia is not a creature of greed like her sisters'- Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet
'innocent falls victim to this natural order propagated by greed'Shakespeare's King Lear: The Promised End- Nicholas Bonnet

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