Shakespeare King Lear

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Shakespeare King Lear

By | April 2013
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A Character analysis of King Lear, Gloucester,
Cordelia, Edgar, and Edmond: The destruction
Of a court.
In Shakespeare’s, King Lear the theme of family rivalry and mistrust was displayed throughout the play. There was controversy between siblings such as Edmund vs. Edgar, Regan and Goneril vs. Cordelia and Goneril vs. Regan. Selfishness, ambitious, and motives destroyed and entire kingdom, in King Lear. King Lear was a play built for destruction because the characters in the story learned quickly and brutally from there decisions. In most of Shakespeare’s plays, there is always a changing point in the story where one event causes a string of negative things to happen. Usually, the turning event occur when you are settled into the play, but in King Lear, the changing point was when King Lear abandoned his youngest daughter, Cordelia by not spreading his wealth with her and disowning her, because she would not flatter him. If you have knowledge of the play, you will know King Lear abandoned Cordelia in the very first scene. After Cordelia exile, I knew the actions would have a boomerang effect on him and a domino effect on the other characters. Goneril and Regan felt threaten and intimidated by Cordelia being the favorite daughter of King Lear. Goneril and Regan knew that Cordelia would get be penalized because of her honesty. Goneril and Regan planned to speak from their mind and flatter their father, instead of speaking from the heart and telling the truth like Cordelia. This resulted in Cordelia going to France separating from Regan and Goneril and becoming their enemy. Goneril and Reagan actions were not planned, they both had a desire to rule and have they’re way. Goneril and Regan both denied their father soldiers to stay at their kingdom. Even though Goneril and Regan worked to together on most of their schemes, Goneril felt she was still superior to Regan, and Regan felt she was superior to Goneril. The two evil sisters Goneril and Regan were so much...
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