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Essay heading: King Lear
 
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Issue: Shakespeare
Written by: Urvashi
Date added: July 1, 2009
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The Fool then asks Lear “Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle?” (1.4.128) To that, Lear relies, “Why no, boy; nothing can be made out of nothing” (1.4.130). These “nothings” that occur again here all seem to have different meanings as well. Kent tells the Fool that his wisdom is nothing, since it seems on the surface to not make any sense...
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When Kent tells the Fool this, the Fool tells him that it was just free advise, and that he was paid nothing for it. When asked a question by the Fool about this “nothing”, Lear says that nothing can come of nothing. What also noticeable in this particular scene is the idea given in the Fool’s line “and thou shalt have more than two tens to a score” (1...
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