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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


distinction to union.


entrapment to freedom.


divinity to animality.


surrender to withholding.


generosity to greed.

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