Insult of the Day

“Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.“


KING LEAR

Act 2, Scene 4


An open sore is a part of you — an unwanted part, which causes pain. Lear describes how his daughter Cordelia is a part of him ... but one that causes him extreme pain, due to her ingratitude.



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