Reaction i can conclude that in this world there are

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reaction I can conclude that in this world there are people that are very gullible. I can also conclude that some people are very deceptive and will try to turn us against someone we like. “This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeit of our own behavior) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whore-master man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!” Pg 37 (Q) In the passage Edmund is explaining how he blames astrology for his unfortunate status. He also describes how his father believes that the position of the stars, moon, and planets at ones birth determined their life. I would like to know, if that’s the reason why Edmund is not considered a “legitimate” son? Also why was there this belief that connects astrology with ones life? “A credulous father and a brother noble, whose nature is far from doing harms that he suspects none; on whose foolish honesty my practices ride easy I see the business. Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit. All with me’s meet that I can fashion fit” Pg 39 (CL) The following passage confirms my earlier prediction that Edmund is going to try to take Edgar’s fortune. Edmund is describing how his father and his brother, Edgar, do not suspect harm coming towards them which will make his plots even easier. He plans to take the inheritance by his cleverness instead of based on whether he’s a legitimate son. “Truth's a dog must to kennel; he must be whipped out, when Lady the brach may stand by the fire and stink” Pg 49 (P) I believe that the Fool truly knows that the King made a mistake in casting Cordelia away. In the passage the Fool is explaining how truth- telling was whipped out of the house while flattery was rewarded. The Fool is going to try to explain it to the King and make him realize his mistake. Regan and Goneril are going to try to stop the Fool before he interrupts their plans.
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