King Lear

Powerful Essays
Mr. Schemmel
A.P. Literature
May 14,2012

King Lear by Shakespeare and Candide by Voltaire Although King Lear by Shakespeare and Candide by Voltaire are very different on the outside they share internal values. King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare, who was an English poet and playwright who was widely regards as the greatest writer in the English language and the world pre-eminent dramatist (Shakespear, 1998). Candide by Voltaire is a satire, Voltaire was born Francois-Marie Arouet, he use his satirizing style of writing to make fun of the Powerful Frenchmen of his time (voltaire, 1991). The internal values of both books connect them with the Human Condition of man, His love of family in King Lear, with his daughter Cordelia un-condition love for him and Candide love for Lady Cunegonde. The hardship that both characters endured throughout these writing, King Lear by Shakespeare and Candide by Voltaire. While both writing King Lear and Candide show a strong connection between the main characters in love and hardship that both characters suffers , The meaning of love was address different in both writing. The hardship that was endured by both main characters one was self-inflicted in the case of King Lear. The other was misfortune in his life in Candide. The road to recovery or redemption was similar and different in both main characters. In this essay I will be comparing and contrast the love of Candide for Lady Cunegonde and Cordelia love for her Father King Lear. I will compare and contrast the hardship that Candide endure throughout his journey to the hardship King Lear suffer after he gave up his power and kingdom. I will compare and contrast the strength and weakness of King Lear and Candide. Candide love for Miss Cunegonde, who is the attractive daughter of the Baron Of Westphalia, is reference in the beginning chapter ,when Candide is listening to his tutor and oracle of the household Professor Pangloss explain

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