In Act 5, Scene 3, as Cordelia and Lear are being led away to prison, Lear says this to his daughter:
Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia,
The gods themselves throw incense. Have I caught thee?
He that parts us shall bring a brand from heaven,
And fire us hence like foxes.
The language Lear uses to describe his and Cordelia’s relationship BEST represents a transition from