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King Lear

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“Have I caught thee?”: Act 5, Scene 3

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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

A

distinction to union.

B

entrapment to freedom.

C

divinity to animality.

D

surrender to withholding.

E

generosity to greed.