"When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written "He dies. " That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies. And I know it's only natural to be sad, but not because of the words "He dies. " but because of the life we saw prior to the words. " -Mr. Magorium from Mr. Magorium's wonder emporium.