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1

Lear 1.1

"Nothing will come of nothing, speak again"

2

Lear, 1.4

"Who is it that can tell me who I am?"

3

Lear, 3.2

"I am a man more sinn'd against than sinning"

4

Edgar, 3.4

"Unaccomodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal, as thou art"

Spoken in prose, contrasting Lear's previous blank verse and iambic pentameter, showing he is no longer "Every inch a king"

This was also the first recorded use of the phrase 'unaccomodated man' in english language

5

Bradley

"He dies in agony... Not of pain but of ecstasy"
(In the belief that Cordelia is alive)

6

Bruce

"Although Lear's actions don't help, they are the catalyst rather than the cause"

7

Harold Bloom

"The descent from monarch to 'unaccommodated man' thus conveys most potently man's fragility, fallibility and fatality"

8

Lear finally finds wisdom

"They told me I was everything: 'tis a lis, I an not age-proof"

9

A. W. Schlegal

Lear's downfall is a "fall from the highest elevation into the deepest abyss of misery"

10

Regan, 1.1

"He hath but slenderly known himself"