- There are many references to “nature” and “fortune” in this scene. Make a list of all the quotes (not the speeches, just the relevant bits) that refer to either of these words?
There are plenty of references in this scene. Another word for fortune is fate, which is defined as “the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.” The fate is referring to God and how God is a fortune. A fortune is a good development that has occurred or is. God is something good, therefore can build on the development of Glouster.
2. Looking at all of the quotes for each word, explain the common message that is emerging about both “nature” and “fortune”. How has this been developed in other scenes in the play?
Nature and fortune has not been as big of a message in the scene’s before, but in act 4 scene 6, it is shown as oswald died. This brings the thought of God in, and they realise that it is a “fortune”.