‘I am better than thou art now; I am a fool, thou art nothing,’ is a significant quote as the fool is just plainly saying that King Lear is literally nothing. This is somewhat like a consequence that Lear has to deal with in return of falling for the words with no meanings of Goneril and Regan.
He has already given away his land to his sly daughters and literally has nothing left, not even respect.
When Cordelia tells Lear that she can say “nothing” about her love for her father, this line is Lear’s response.
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I am a fool, thou art nothing.” Nothing becomes a double symbol for King Lear’s ignorance to the truth and inability to perceive nothing.
It also symbolizes King Lear’s paranoia which is brought on by his ignorance and short shortsightedness.
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