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1

Gloucester, 1.2 [on Edgar]

"Unnatural, detested, brutish villain"

2

Lear, 2.4

"We are not ourselves when nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind to suffer with the body"

3

Edgar, 5.2

"Here father, take the shadow of this tree for your good host"

4

Gloucester, 1.2

"these late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us"

5

Lear, 1.1 [to daughters, on love test]

"where nature doth with merit a challenge"

6

Lear, 1.1

"A wretch whom nature is ashamed"

7

What words appear 40+ times?

"Nature" "natural" "unnatural"

8

Hooven

"Death is neither punishment nor reward: it is simply the nature of things"

9

Bradley [on the storm on the heath]

"Nature herself joins with the forces of evil in man to overpower the weak"

10

John F. Dannby [Historicist reading]

Argues that Lear dramatizes the meaning of nature, reflecting a debate about what nature was really like in Shakespeare's time.

11

Edmund, 1.2

"Thou, nature, art my goddess"