King Lear  
Britain in Print
Act 3, scene 7 - lines 54-93
Pages from act 3, scene 7 of the 1608 [1619] quarto edition of Shakespeare's King Lear. Edinburgh University Library. Introduction

Gloucester’s blinding raises many interesting questions about allegiance, duty and justice which go to the very heart of King Lear. You will be asked in the following exercises to think about the way the language works in guiding the audience’s response to this most appalling of spectacles.

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