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Natural Order in King Lear. Ben Milum Eric Brighton William Taylor Sebastian Restrepo. Instances of Natural Order. Act 1, Scene 1 (lines 7-33) Act 1, Scene 2 (lines 1-22) Act 1, Scene 4 (lines 1-90) and (lines 191-280) Act 1, Scene 5 (entirety) Act 2, Scene 1 (lines 32-85)

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Natural order in king lear

Natural Order in King Lear

Ben Milum

Eric Brighton

William Taylor

Sebastian Restrepo


Instances of natural order
Instances of Natural Order

  • Act 1, Scene 1 (lines 7-33)

  • Act 1, Scene 2 (lines 1-22)

  • Act 1, Scene 4 (lines 1-90) and (lines 191-280)

  • Act 1, Scene 5 (entirety)

  • Act 2, Scene 1 (lines 32-85)

  • Act 2, Scene 2 (lines 40-169)

  • Act 3, Scene 1 (entirety)

  • Act 3, Scene 2 (entirety)


Continued
Continued…

  • Act 3, Scene 3 (entirety)

  • Act 3, Scene 4 (lines 37-107)

  • Act 4, Scene 1 (entirety)

  • Act 4, Scene 6 (lines 1-80) and (lines 1-80)

  • Act 4, Scene 7 (lines 44-97)

  • Act 5, Scene 1 (entirety)

  • Act 5, Scene 2 (lines 1-25)

  • Act 5, Scene 3 (lines 155-222) and (lines 238-327)


Act i scene i
Act I, Scene I

  • Kent: Is not [Edmund] your son, my lord?

  • Gloucester: His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge. I have so often blushed to acknowledge him that now I am brazed to ‘t…But I have a son, sir, by order of law, some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my account.



Act i scene ii
Act I, Scene II

  • Lines 1-22.

  • Edmund refutes custom and tradition by believing he is just as much a man as Edgar and worthy of his father’s inheritance.


Act ii scene i
Act II, Scene I

  • Lines 89-99.

  • Gloucester: ...and of my land, loyal and natural boy, I’ll work the means to make thee capable.

  • Edmund’s treachery prevails when his father decides to reward his perceived loyalty with the inheritance and take it away from the “rightful” heir, Edgar, thereby reversing the Natural Order.



Act v scene iii
Act V, Scene III

  • Lines 155-327.

  • Edgar is revealed as the beggar proving his undying loyalty to his father. Ultimately, the natural order is restored when King Lear is restored as King of England.


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