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Professor Rhonda Sanford ENGLISH 3573-3 Assignment 5 The Fool’s Final Lines In all of the suffering of King Lear , the characters find an easy scapegoat for their troubles blaming the “malice of the gods” which is refuted by Edmund who blames the responsibility on humans, however I would have liked to see the Fool provide further commentary on this subject. I find in Shakespeare that the most unlikely people shed words of wisdom on scenes, and Bill’s brilliance never ceases to amaze me. For instance, Dromio in A Comedy of Errors is able to provide interesting insights on his position of servitude. Another servant figure, Tranio provides Lucentio with comedy and wit
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Unformatted text preview: perhaps exceeding that of his master. He also provides him with insight in the beginning of the play with his role in his studies. On a similar vein, in Act III, Scene IV, before the Fool exits and King Lear calls him “houseless poverty” that he injects: For I am but a subject of the travesty standing before me. For thine own misfortunes, I have five score and upward. I am not the fool, ‘tis you, and your foolishness. Think not of yourself and be kind henceforth. I think this would tie in nicely with the next scene when Lear realizes the condition of the “wretches” living in servile and harsh conditions without clothes or homes....
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