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And yet I know not how conceit may rob
The treasury of life, when life itself
Yields to the theft

Edgar’s words after Gloucester falls to the ground, thinking he has jumped to his death, can BEST be interpreted as:


"Still, I don’t know how such a conceited person can go on robbing others of their lives when he is already so superior to them."


"And yet, when a man takes his own life, isn’t he also stealing life from others?"


"Still, when a man robs himself of his life, he is at the same time gifting the treasure of all he possessed to his heirs."


"And yet I wonder if a man can kill himself with his own imagination, when he wants badly enough to die."


"And yet sometimes a metaphor robs life of its reality."

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