King Lear, English research help: Howl, howl, howl, howl!
KING LEAR: Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones:
Had I your tongues and eyes, I’ld use them so
That heaven’s vault should crack. She’s gone for ever!
I know when one is dead, and when one lives;
She’s dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass;
If that her breath will mist or stain the stone,
Why, then she lives.
KENT: Is this the promised end
EDGAR: Or image of that horror?
Show how the above passage relates to the play as a whole, giving special attention to the sufferings of Lear.