Go seek the traitor gloucester pinion him like a

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“Go seek the traitor Gloucester. Pinion him like a thief, bring him before us. …Though well we may not pass upon his life Without the form of justice, yet our Pg 159 (E) Cornwall has lost respect for Gloucester and commands to find the traitor and tie him up like thief and bring Gloucester to him. Cornwall knows that he does not have the authority to kill or punish Gloucester
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power Shall do a courtesy to our wrath, which men May blame, but not control.—Who’s there? The traitor?” but he is still going to do so because he has the power. This demonstrates the social disorder that the young are cruel to the old; loyalty to the old king is punished as treachery to the new rulers; Regan and Cornwall, guests within Gloucester’s house, thoroughly violate the old conventions of respect and politeness. Lest it see more, prevent it.—Out, vile jelly! (Forcing out Gloucester’s other eye) Where is thy luster now?” Pg 165 (Q) After Gloucester is caught Cornwall expresses his rage by blinding Gloucester because he has disobeyed them. The chaos and cruelty leading up in the play have reached a point of no return because cruelty, betrayal, and madness are reversible not blindness is not. Unlike other Shakespearean literature King Lear actually depicts the violence that goes on. Why did Shakespeare decide to show the violence in this play? If Edgar discovers what they have done to his father, will he avenge him?
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