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" Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry Half my love with him, half my care and duty. Sure I shall never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 337
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Shakespeare at Work

John Jones - Drama - 1999 - 292 pages
...father, she pertinently asks him: Why have my sisters husbands if they say They love you all? Haply when I shall wed That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. (History, i. 91-6) Hers is one of those speeches that end strongly, with a punch line, or rather half-line...
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Heidegger, Dilthey, and the Crisis of Historicism

Charles R. Bambach - Philosophy - 1995 - 297 pages
...(Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980], pp. 41-60. " Without the form of justice": King Lear 195 That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry...never marry like my sisters, [To love my father all]. (95-I04)7 She wants to be judged by her deeds rather than by her words, since, as she says later in...
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Perspectives on Renaissance Drama

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 190 pages
...born" (.Measure for Measure 3.1.190-91), Cordelia defends patrilineage, stating clearly, "Happily, when I shall wed, / That lord whose hand must take...carry / Half my love with him, half my care and duty" (1.1.100-02). Given the conventional nature of Cordelia's silence, backed as it is by verbal assurances,...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...love you, and most honor you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Happily, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, [To love my father all]. (I, i, 95-104) Her logic is flawless. A human being may share love with several people. But Lear does...
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Reading Shakespeare Historically

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 207 pages
...love you, and most honour you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Happily, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...shall never marry like my sisters, To love my father all.8 Since the obedience and dutiful dependency expected of female kin is designated 'love', regardless...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...replies in similarly resolute terms: Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. (Ln. i. 99-104) Goneril and Regan, so quick and glib in their own assurances of filial devotion, are...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...father to ridicule. Some of the pressure that works on her is apparent in the following remark: Happily, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. (1.1.100-104) Bradley observes that this statement "perverts the truth when it implies that to give...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - English literature - 1998 - 223 pages
...if they say They love you all? Haply8, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my plight9 shall carry Half my love with him, half my care and...never marry like my sisters To love my father all. But goes thy heart with this? Ay, good my lord. So young, and so untender? So young, my lord, and true....
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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Craig Kallendorf - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 253 pages
...love you, and most honour you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Happily, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. (Ii94-103) In listing what Lear has done for her and her corresponding feelings, Cordelia falls into...
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Homemade Esthetics: Observations on Art and Taste

Clement Greenberg - Art - 2000 - 256 pages
...Cordelia means when she says: ... Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all? Haply, when I shall wed, That lord whose hand must take my...never marry like my sisters, To love my father all. It's Lear's folly to want to hold on to and possess his offspring. Cordelia's view of marriage is almost...
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