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Human justice:
Goneril, 5.3

"The laws are mine, not thine.
Who can arraign me for't?"

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Human justice:
Lear, 4.6

"Plate sin with gold,
And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks"

2

Justice and morality:
Edgar, 5.3

"The dark and vicious place where thee he got
Cost him his eyes"

3

Divine justice:
Lear, 1,1

Swears by Pagan deities:
"Sacres radiance of the sun"
"Mysteries of Hecate and the night"
"Apollo"
"Jupiter"

4

Divine justice:
Lear, 2.4 [to Goneril]

"If you do love old-men... Send down and take my part"

begging for help from the heavens

5

What word is said 31 times in the play?

"God"

6

Divine justice: benign:
Regan, 2.4

"Bless'd Gods"

7

Divine justice: benign:
Albany, 4.2

"You are above
You justicers"

8

Divine justice: benign:
Cordelia, 4.7

"O you kind Gods"

9

Divine justice: benign:
Edgar, 5.3

"The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices,
Make instruments to plague us"

10

Divine justice: benign:
Gloucester, 4.6

"You ever-gentle Gods"

11

Divine justice: malign:
Gloucester, 4.6

"As flies to wanton boys are we to th'gods;
They kill us for their sport"

12

Divine Justice: Norman Maclean

"Lear believed in a universe controlled by divine authority, harmony, ordered in it's parts"