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" Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all ? Thou 'It come no more, Never, never, never, never, never ! Pray you, undo this button : thank you, sir. "
The British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical and Critical - Page 180
by Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
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Shakespeare's Daughters

Sharon Hamilton - 2003 - 191 pages
...between the bitter realization that Cordelia is gone forever and the vain hope that she is still alive. "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life / And thou no life at all? Thou'lt come no more, / Never, never, never, never, never" (ll. 307-08). The relentless...
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Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans, and Other Wonderful Creatures

Erica Fudge - 2004 - 246 pages
...Nothing Concerning the Same: On Dominion, Purity, and Meat in Early Modern England 7o Erica Fudge 5. "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, and thou no breath at all?": Shakespeare's Animations 87 Erica Sheen 6. Government by Beagle: The Impersonal Rule of lames VI and...
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Understanding King Lear: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and ...

Donna Woodford - 2004 - 183 pages
...be questioning what separates humans from animals when he grieves over Cordelia's dead body and asks "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, / And thou no breath at all?" (5.3.305-6). Ultimately the play seems to suggest that what keeps us from becoming beasts is our ability...
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Making Shakespeare: From Stage to Page

Tiffany Stern, Tiffany (University College Oxford Stern, UK) - 2004 - 188 pages
...and al foes the cup of their deservings, O see, see. Lear. And my poore foole is hangd, no no life, why should a dog, a horse, a rat [have] life and thou no breath at all, O thou wilt come no more, never, never, never, pray you undo this button, thanke you sir, O, o, o,...
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Current English Grammar and Usage

Sura College of Competition - 2004 - 360 pages
...that Cordelia is hanged, the brokenhearted Lear weeps: And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life. Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life And thou no breath at all? Oh thou wilt come no more. Never, never, never, never, never. And he dies, the last line echoing his...
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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - 2004 - 317 pages
...no more, surround a fundamental question which people address to the cosmos when such things occur: "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life / And thou no breath at all." The preacher writes, regarding the abiding of wickedness even in the place of justice under the sun:...
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Directing Shakespeare: A Scholar Onstage

Sidney Homan - 2004 - 152 pages
...sky. Cordelia's "Ah" As Lear weeps over the dead body of his daughter, he asks a rhetorical question: "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, / And thou no breath at all?" (307-8). For some, that question signals a relapse: has Lear learned nothing on the heath (Holloway,...
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Translating Shakespeare for the Twenty-first Century

Rui Manuel G. de Carvalho Homem, Ton Hoenselaars, A. J. Hoenselaars - 2004 - 269 pages
...King Lear's death, Act 5, Quarto reading (1608): LEAR And my poor fool is hanged. No, no life. \Vhy should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? O, thou wilt come no more. Never, never, never. Pray you, undo This button. Thank you, sir. O, O, O,...
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King Lear in Our Time

Maynard Mack - 2005 - 126 pages
...this final tragic fact into his human consciousness, where it never wants to stick : No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life And thou no breath at all? Thou "It come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! He tries to hold this painful vision unflinchingly...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...all foes The cup of their deservings. O see, see! LEAR And my poor fool is hanged! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou 'It come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! Pray you, undo this button. Thank you, sir....
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