| Quote #10
Put on what weary negligence you please,
Just in case you read the previous passage and wanted to get started on that essay about the generation gap in King Lear, we thought we'd help steer you in the right direction. Here, Goneril talks about her retired father in a pretty condescending way that reveals some serious anger and resentment. She calls Lear an "idle old man" who is foolish enough to think that he still wields any power now that he's retired and has given his daughters all his land. According to Goneril, old men are just like babies – whiny, weak, and powerless.