Turning back the clock Essay
- Quote and who’s speaking to whom (5 points) asdlfkjlkfj
- Significance to the scene and the rest of the play (5 points)
- There are a total of 16 longer scenes @ 10 points per scene = 160 total points.
- The shorter scenes you are not responsible for are: Act I, sc. iii / Act I, sc. v / Act II, sc. iii / Act III,sc.i / Act III, sc. iii /
Act III, sc. v / Act IV, sc. iii / Act IV, sc. iv / Act IV, sc. v / Act …show more content…
Speaker: King Lear to Goneril and Regan
Explanation: In this quote, the king is expressing that he is hurt, but he will never let his daughters see him cry. Before he said this, his daughters are still disrespecting him. This is causing the king to become very sad. Also in the quote he mentions that he “shall go mad”, which he does indeed become mad in the play.
Act III, sc. ii:
Quote: "I am a man more sinn'd against than sinning"
Speaker: King Lear to Kent
Explanation: First of all, in this scene the king is torturing himself. This shows that at this point he has definitely gone mad. Plus this quote is the king basically saying that more people have done bad things to him than the bad things he has done. At this point in the story there is very little hope for Lear.
Act III, sc. iv: v
Quote: "he may be ready for our apprehension"
Speaker: Cornwall to Edmund
Explanation: In this scene, Cornwall and Edmund have a chat. Edmund tells Cornwall that his father, Gloucester, is a traitor going against Cornwall. Edmund is then rewarded his father’s title. This quote foreshadows the punishment they have planned for Edmund’s father.
Act III, sc. vi:
Quote: "When we our betters see bearing our woes, we scarcely think our miseries our foes"
Speaker: Edgar to himself
Explanation: This quote is very