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Essay heading: Humanity's Fate in King Lear
 
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Issue: Shakespeare
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Date added: June 30, 2009
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The second is allowing his vanity to get the best of him. Injured pride gives rise to anger. Cordelia proclaims that her love will belong half to her husband and half to her father. She also says she loves Lear by her duty, no more, no less. Cordelia was Lear's favorite daughter until this point. When she addressed her love in this manner, he was outraged saying, " Let it be so, thy truth, then, be thy dower! For, by the sacred radiance of the sun, the mysteries of Hecate, and the night; By all the operation of the orbs from whom we do exist, and cease to be; Here I disclaim all my paternal care, propinquity and property of blood, and as a stranger to my heart and me hold thee, from this, for ever...
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She also says she loves Lear by her duty, no more, no less. Cordelia was Lear's favorite daughter until this point. When she addressed her love in this manner, he was outraged saying, " Let it be so, thy truth, then, be thy dower! For, by the sacred radiance of the sun, the mysteries of Hecate, and the night; By all the operation of the orbs from whom we do exist, and cease to be; Here I disclaim all my paternal care, propinquity and property of blood, and as a stranger to my heart and me hold thee, from this, for ever...
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