Liquidity is the efficiency or ease with which an asset or security can be converted into ready cash without affecting its market price (Investopedia). In Act, I Scene I an example of liquidity is King Lear expelling Cordelia because her love wasn’t good enough for him to take his land. “Thou hast her, France; let her be thine; for we have no such daughter, nor shall ever see that face of hers again. Therefore, begone without our grace, our love, our benison.” Another example of liquidity was the expelling of Kent when he spoke up about disapproving of the liquidation of King Lear’s kingdom and the expulsion of his daughter Cordelia.
Swapping can be trading; you give to get another thing. In Act, I Scene IV an example of swapping is when King Lear decides to continually swap out his daughters. “Let it be so. I have another daughter, who I am sure is kind and comfortable. When she shall hear this of thee, with her nails she’ll flay thy wolfish visage.” Another example is Edmund’s swapping of trust between Edgar and his father by asserting that his brother is untrustworthy. The definition of liquid can be referred to as flowing freely like water/ having the properties of a liquid; being neither solid nor gaseous (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). An example of this would be in Act I Scene IV when King Lear is kicked out of Goneril’s house into a thunderstorm. Endowment takes the form of a liquid as it can be given and taken away very freely.
Throughout the play King Lear there are many examples that can be found for liquidity, liquid, and swapping. The ones we used were just examples of what can be found in the text. We have a few questions that we could use to explore our future texts. Where there is liquidity in future texts, will expulsion be a natural consequence? In King Lear, it seems that liquidity and expulsion are a cause and effect of one another, so will this be the same concept in other texts. Will there be any other concepts to look for in future texts? How might those interact with each other, swapping, liquidity, and expulsion? Swapping, liquidity, and expulsion were the main concepts during this text, and it would be nice to have a fresh perspective on different concepts that we learned about. For example, liquidity, swapping, and expulsion were the main concepts, we want to know if there will be new concepts for a different perspective.