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" And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! "
Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say - Pągina 153
per Frederick Buechner - 2009 - 176 pągines
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Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man

Sukanta Chaudhuri - 1981 - 231 pągines
...disintegration after it. His last speech still reflects the starkest question in human experience: Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? (V. iii. 306-7) By the time Lear dies, he has stretched every moral fibre to the uttermost. His very...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre

Janette Dillon - 2006 - 296 pągines
...'this great decay' (V. 3 .2 7 1 ); for Lear, Cordelia's death makes no sense in the scheme of things ('Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, / And thou no breath at all' (V.3. 280-1)); Lear's own death as he struggles to revive her merely ratchets up the suffering for...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - 2006 - 318 pągines
...animal. Lear speaks the last words on this topic to the dead Cordelia, seconds before his own death: Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life And thou no breath at all? (5.3.305-6) This is not closure, not a clean exit, much less consolation. The seemingly random list...
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Old Age Is a Terminal Illness

Alma Bond - 2006 - 188 pągines
...understand choosing to sleep under the sod. As King Lear said to his dead daughter, I ask you, Kendall, "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, /And thou no breath at all 112 ?" Then Ed Griffin, an ex-priest and dear writer friend told me of someone who found an answer...
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Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama

Tzachi Zamir - 2011 - 256 pągines
...pictures, 'with downcast eyes beneath th' almighty dove'" (1893, p. 251). And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life? Why should a dog, a horse, a rat...Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. Pray you, undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her! Look, her lips. Look there,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2007 - 215 pągines
...virtue, and all foes The cup of their deservings. O see, see! 280 Lear And my poor fool158 is hanged! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat,...Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! Pray you, undo this button.159 Thank you, sir. 285 Do you see this? Look on her, look, her lips, Look...
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - 2007 - 304 pągines
...strikingly in a death speech written almost twenty years after Cosroe's: And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat,...Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. Pray you undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her! Look her lips, Look there,...
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Art of Faith

Kathy Coffey - 2006 - 151 pągines
...other words to every parent who has lost a child. "I might have saved her; now she's gone for ever. . ..Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, /And thou no breath at all?" Tragic ordeal transformed to poetry: this is the model for any faithful life. As you begin this book,...
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The Night is Far Spent: A Treasury of Thomas Howard

Thomas Howard, Vivian W. Dudro - 2007 - 355 pągines
...and beauty and dignity that we call humanness should be snuffed out while mere beasts go on living. "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, /And thou no breath at all?" (IV, iii, 307), he asks, addressing the dead body of his beloved daughter Cordelia, which he carries...
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Devil Theatre: Demonic Possession and Exorcism in English Renaissance Drama ...

Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen - 2007 - 220 pągines
...then she lives' (5 .3.260-2). Cordelia's death is represented as the absence of such bodily signs: 'Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, / And thou no breath at all?' (5.3.305-6). Lear's list of animals, as a shorthand for unaccomodated physicality, recalls Lear's earlier...
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