Flashcards in Gloucester Deck (6)
Samuel Johnson's views on the blinding of Gloucester.
"An act too horrid to be endured in dramatic exhibition."
Gloucester's punishment is out of proportion to his guilt.
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."
"Lear and Gloucester are blind fools".
Swinburne's views of Gloucester's "as flies to wanton boys" speech
"keynote of the play"