So should my thoughts be severed from my griefs and

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So should my thoughts be severed from my griefs, And woes by wrong imaginations lose The knowledge of themselves.” suffering as much. Gloucester hates that he’s still sane enough to be aware of his suffering and he wishes he’d rather be delirious. Like in real life and in the movies when someone has been severely injured or has gotten really sick that they are on the verge of dying they prefer to kill then endure anymore pain which is the way Gloucester feels. Gloucester wishes to either die or become insane so the pain is not felt as much. “O you kind gods, Cure this great breach in his abusèd nature, Th' untuned and jarring senses, O, wind up, Of this child-changèd father!” Pg 217 (R) Cordelia is praying that the gods help the king and also help return his sanity. Based on the following passage we can tell that they strongly reply on their god to help them out. Cordelia demonstrates her love for King Lear by taking care of him and praying for him. Cordelia knows that everything her sisters have done to her father has caused him to go insane and become a child. As humans we mostly all ask a superior power for help whenever we’re in need and I believe that is Shakespeare’s goal which he accomplishes when the characters in the book talk to the “gods” for help.
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