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Essay heading: King Lear: the Role of the Fool
 
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The fool simply responds by saying, "Shalt see thy other daughter will use the kindly; for though she's as like this as a crab's like an apple, yet I can tell what I can tell" (I. V. 14-16), meaning, she's going to side with her sister and treat you the same. Later in the play the fool warns Lear about a misfortune which he predicts could be in the planing, "For you know, nuncle, the hedy sparrow fed the cuckoo so long that it had it head bit off by it young"(I...
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Later in the play the fool warns Lear about a misfortune which he predicts could be in the planing, "For you know, nuncle, the hedy sparrow fed the cuckoo so long that it had it head bit off by it young"(I. IV. 211-13). The fool also tries to open the king's eyes so that he can see these truths on his own, "Thou shouldst have been old till thou hadst been wise"(I...
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