Flashcards in Cordelia Deck (6)
"How much does it matter...that Cordelia has a touch of hard steel in her?"
"Yes, Cordelia has to die, but even within the bounds of his other tragedies, Shakespeare had a variety of more palatable options."
Olivia Vinnel (played Cordelia 2014)
Cordelia is not the most memorable a character amongst Shakespeare's women. She is politically minded- 'nothing' is a political statement against what the state has become.
"For some people, Cordelia is wholly in the right; for others she is not; for most, however, she is more in the right than Lear."
"It was scarcely possible that a nature so strong as Cordelia's and with so keen a sense of dignity should feel here nothing whatever of pride and resentment."