Over this weekend, both read and highlight the handout I gave to you on Ancient Greek Literature. Bring it highlighted to class on Monday.
Since you requested it, here is the test you took today in class:
King Lear Test March 11, 2011 Mr. Balgley
Read each quotation from King Lear, then identify the character who speaks those words in the play.
CHARACTERS: A. King Lear B. King of France C. Cordelia D. Regan E. Gonoril F. Kent
G. Gloucester H. Edgar I. Edmund J. Fool K. Cornwall L. Albany O. Oswald
___1. O Gonoril,/ You are not worth the dust which the rude wind/ Blows in your face
___2. Fellows, hold the chair. /Upon those eyes of thine I’ll set my foot.
___3. Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion/ Of my fierce endeavor.
___4. ‘Tis strange that from their cold’st neglect/ My love should kindle to inflamed respect.
___5. O ruined piece of nature! This great world/ Should so wear out to naught.
___6. Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave/ My heart into my mouth.
___7. Thou hadst little wit in thy in thy bald crown when thou gavest thy golden one away.
___8. Unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.
___9. The art of our necessities is strange,/ That can make vile things precious.
___10. Alack, the night comes on, and the bleak winds/ Do sorely rustle. For miles about/ There’s not a bush.
___11. My duty cannot suffer/To obey all your daughters' hard commands./Though their injunction be to bar my doors. Kenia
___12. I grow, I prosper. Now, gods, stand up for bastards. Brittany
___13. In, boy; go first.-You houseless poverty-nay, get thee in. Yunrui
___14. Why do I triffle thus with his despair/ Is done to cure it. Yunrui
___15. And worse I may be yet. The worst is not so long as we can say "This is the worst."
___16. See better, Lear, and let me still remain the true blank of thine eye. Maurice
___17. As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; /They kill us for their sport. Brandon
___18. I grow; I prosper./Now, gods, stand up for bastards! Brandon
___19. Gloucester's eyes being out, to let him live. Where he arrives he movies all hearts against us. Medina
___20. A man may see how the world goes with no eyes; look with thy ears. Medina
___21. O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars /Are in the poorest thing superfluous./ Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man’s life’s as cheap as beast’s. Raymond
___22. Happily, when I shall wed, that lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry half my love with, half my care and duty. Sure I shall never marry like my sisters, to love my father all. Tiffany
___23. See thyself, devil! /Proper deformity seems not in the fiend/ So horrid as in woman.
___24.We two alone will sing like birds i’th’cage./ When thou dost ask me blessing, I’ll kneel down /And ask of thee forgiveness.
___25. When we our betters see bearing our woes,/ We scarely think our miseries our woes
___26. Villain take my purse./ If thou wilt thrive, bury my body, /And give the letters which thou find’st about me to Edmund Earl of Gloucester.
___27. When we are born, we cry that we are come/ To this great stage of fools.
___28. Methinks thy voice is alter’d, and thou speakest/ In better phrase and matter that thou didst.
___29. My most dear Gloucester./ To thee a woman’s services are due;/ My foot usurps my body.
___30. ‘Tis the infirmity of his age; he hath ever but slenderly known himself.
Optional Extra Credit Identifications:
__31. ‘Tis the times plague when madmen lead the blind.
__32. Ten masts a-length make not the altitude/ Which thou hast perpendicularly fell./ Thy life’s a miracle
__33. Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile;/ Filths savour but themselves.
__34. This world I do renounce, and in your sights/ Shake patiently my great affliction off !
__35. Shut up your doors./ He is attended with a desperate train,/ and what they may incense him to . . .
__36. My tears begin to take his part so much/ They’ll mar my counterfeiting
__37. Why, this fellow hath banished two on’s daughters and done the third a blessing against his will
__37. My face I’ll grime with filth,/ Blanket my loins, elf all my hair with knots/ And with presented nakedness outface/ The wind and persecution of the sky
__39. Child Roland to the dark tower come,/ His word was still ‘Fie, fo, and fum;/ I smell the blood of a British man.
__40. Humanity must perforce prey on itself, / like monsters of the deep.