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Flashcards in Gloucester Deck (6)
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1

Samuel Johnson's views on the blinding of Gloucester.

"An act too horrid to be endured in dramatic exhibition."

2

R.V Young

Gloucester's punishment is out of proportion to his guilt.

3

Mary Anneeta Mann on Gloucester as a tragic hero

G & L as "emanations of an ideal tragic figure". Gloucester as "a parallel of and in a sense an emanation of Lear."

4

Enid Welsford

"Lear and Gloucester are blind fools".

5

Swinburne's views of Gloucester's "as flies to wanton boys" speech

"keynote of the play"

6

Jeffery Kahan

"he has insight and prudence, but they are darkened when his own pleasure, comfort and vanity are at stake."