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Poor, Bare, Forked: Animal Happiness and the Zoographic Critique of Humanity

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Shakespeare’s King Lear, Lear considers the naked Edgar to be mad, that the unaccommodated man has dissolved into nothing but a “poor, bare, forked animal,” a statement which is, in essence, a ... More


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