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1

PA Cantor on King Lear

"Lear's gains in wisdom come at the expense of his initial grandeur and hence his ability to rule"

2

Bradley and Muir on King Lear

"With the promise of Edgar's rule, there is hope for the future"

3

LC Knights on King Lear

"Lear's final discovery is of his need for Cordelia's love"

4

Leonard Tennenhouse on King Lear

"King Lear shows us the dangers of not following the old ways of the patriarchal order"

5

Kathleen McLuskie on King Lear

"It is an anti-feminine play."
"Audience accepts the identification of human nature and male power."

6

George Orwell on King Lear

"The Fool represents wordly common sense"

"It is too drawn-out and has too many characters and sub-plots"

7

John Dollimore on King Lear

"King Lear is about power, property and inheritance"