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Cordelia's Influence

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I like how you talked about Cordelia's defiance as a way for her to express her individuality. I never considered it that way as I focused on how she believes that language can never sufficiently capture the depth and extent of her love. She says: "What shall Cordelia speak? Love, and be silent" (1.1.68). For her, to love means to love in silence through her actions. Deeds of love are more significant and trustworthy than words that can easily be faked. In connection to what you said, Cordelia shows that her personality is one who prefers actions over words.
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