"Howl, howl, howl! O! you are men of stones:
Had I your tongues and eyes, I'd 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."
"...Lear still alive, but Cordelia definitely dead - as a represetnation of the end of the world."
This was an interesting connection that the story made. When thinking about good and bad within the story and how it ends, Cordelia is the good in all. It is also intersting how the text states that, "...the end of history will actually usher in a new age of unprecedented inhumanity." It seems as though once Cordelia dies then the good is gone and then Lear dies. For Cordelia is good throughout the story and once she dies then it seems as though it is the end of the world. Lear shortly dies after Cordelia and it seems as though Lear cannot live without Cordelia because there is no sense of being.