IN THE PLAY KING LEAR written by William Shakespeare a collection of images are used to express certain points. One reoccurring image was animals.Shakespeare portrays these animals when King Lear and many other characters in the play talk about Goneril and Regan. They are compared to tigers , serpents , and even monsters.These reoccurring images have an important idea behind them.When Lear leaves Goneril at the end of ActI , after she has sneered at him, he compares her to a "sea-monster". He also comments on his daughters ingratitude using animal imagery when he said "How sharper then a serpents tooth it is to have a thankless child" (act15295-296). Lear is showing how he feels about... [continues]
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