When thou dost ask me blessing ill kneel down and ask

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When thou dost ask me blessing, I’ll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness… And take upon ’s the mystery of things As if we were God’s spies. And we’ll wear out In a walled prison packs and sects of great ones That ebb and flow by the moon. Pg 235 confronting her sisters King Lear rejected to it and instead preferred to be in prison as long as he was with Cordelia. Shakespeare uses a metaphor to describe how Lear wants to be like a singing bird in a cage. Why is King Lear afraid of confronting Regan and Goneril? Why does King Lear believe that if they are both sent to prison they won’t be bothered and will be able to live peacefully? How that King Lear has been reunited with Cordelia has e regained his sanity or is he still a little mad? “Edmund, I arrest thee On capital treason, and in thine attaint This gilded serpent. (indicates GONERIL ) (to REGAN ) For your claim, fair sister, I bar it in the interest of my wife. 'Tis she is subcontracted to this lord. And I, her husband, contradict your banns. If you will marry, make your loves to me, My lady is bespoke.” Pg 241 (E) Albany has decided to arrest Edmund and Goneril for capital treason. He then denounces Regan’s marriage with Edmund because he informs her that Edmund is already engaged to his wife. Albany then describes that if Regan is so desperate to get married then she should marry him because she cannot have Edmund. Albany is a confusing character because he knows that his wife is in love with Edmund but he doesn’t do anything. Instead he says that she is already engaged to Edmund and then tries to get Regan to marry him. “Never—O fault!—revealed myself unto him Until some half-hour past, when I was armed. Not sure, though hoping of this good success, I asked his blessing, and from first to last Told him my pilgrimage. But his flawed heart— Alack, too weak the conflict to support— 'Twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief, Burst smilingly .” Pg 249- 251 (R) Edgar is describing how he never revealed himself to his father even through all the stuff he went through with him. Edgar explains that before coming to confront Edmund he decided to reveal himself to Gloucester and receive his blessing but as he did so Gloucester’s heart gave out. Edgar is a very strong character because he went from being a prince to a beggar and was able to hide himself when he guided and cared for his blind father. Edgar chose
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