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Cordelia: Loss of Insolence (Studies in the
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0455  Tuesday, 17 February 2004

From:           D Bloom <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Feb 2004 11:47:43 -0600
Subject: 15.0439 Cordelia: Loss of Insolence (Studies in the
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0439 Cordelia: Loss of Insolence (Studies in the
Humanities)

I have to confess I find this thread quite illuminating. Learning to
admire Goneril, Regan and Edmund, while despising Cordelia and Kent, can
now take its place beside admiring Iago while despising Desdemona,
admiring Claudius while despising Hamlet, admiring Shylock while
despising Antonio, Bassanio and Portia, admiring Malvolio while
despising Olivia and Viola, admiring Falstaff while despising Hal, and
admiring Don John while despising Benedick.

Imagine what our moral values would be like without this instruction.

Cheers,
don

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