Need help to write an Essay on King Lear: In, boy; go first.

KING LEAR: In, boy; go first. You houseless poverty,–

Nay, get thee in. I’ll pray, and then I’ll sleep.

                    Fool goes in

Poor naked wretches, whereso’er you are,

That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,

How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,

Your loop’d and window’d raggedness, defend you

From seasons such as these? O, I have ta’en

Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp;

Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,

That thou mayst shake the superflux to them,

And show the heavens more just.

In your own words describe the new insights Lear reveals in this speech and relate this new awareness to the development of Lear’s character through the play.

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