Speech In King Lear

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While Lear's two evil daughters Goneril and Regan who use their powers to persuade their father to divide his kingdom and deliver the power of his kingdom to them. They can convince him to divide his kingdom between them and deprives his other daughter Cordelia of his kingdom because she does not praise him in the same way as they do. Goneril expresses her love and how she loves him more than words can express and that he is dearer to her even than her eyesight and her freedom. Goneril, being the eldest, has to speak first. She says:

GONERIL: Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter, clearer than eyesight, space, and liberty, Beyond what can be valu'd, rich or rare, No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honor.
REGAN: I
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i. 68- 70)

The wicked older daughters told him exactly what he loved; that they love him alone beyond anything also on earth, (Shakespeare,1966:122). While Cordelia's honest love to her father was beyond words; therefore, she answered ‘‘Nothing my lord’’. Her love cannot be considered by word. She was true in every word she had said but King Lear wanted to hear what he wishes: LEAR: Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again.
CORDELIA: I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love your
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It has come as a result of Lear’s mind leaped from the theme of rightful authority to his own need to counter Goneril and Regan's attack on his kingship. When he hears Gloucester's speech in the cruelty way against his elder son Edmund, he is remembered his ingratitude daughters and exclaimed: Ha! Goneril with a white beard (IV.vi.115). He recalled how they used to agree with everything he said before he divided his kingdom. He remembered how his disrespectful daughters used loyalty, flattery and empty promises to deceive
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