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Flashcards in Madness Deck (12)
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1

Fool, 1.4

"May not an ass know when the cart draws the horse"

Professional eccentric witty madness

2

Regan, 3.7

"Hang him instantly"

Obsessed with madness of evil

3

Stage direction, 4.6

"Enter lear, [mad]"

4

Lear, 3.3

"My wits begin to turn"

5

Gloucester, 4.6

"The king is mad"

6

Edgar, 4.6

"O matter and impertinency mixed! Reason, in madness!"

7

Lear, 4.6

"Let copulation thrive... There is sulphurous pit, burning, scalding, stench, consumption"

8

Muir

"Edgar, in acting madness, precipitates Lear's"

9

Orwell

"Madness is used to veil Shakespeare's social criticism"

10

Heilman

on wicked characters "Their cool sanity is transmuted into moral madness"

11

Kiernan Ryan

"[Lear] displays a degree of rational thought amongst madness"

12

Edgar, 2.3

"Edgar I nothing am"