Both these wise men once differed in values when it came to life. Morrie believed that it was better to rather perish than to live a life without any love, as he was quoted to have said "If you don't have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don't have much at all. Love is so supremely important. As our great poet Auden said "Love each other or perish""(Albom 91). This quote illustrates Morrie's views of love and is of the opinion that it is better to die than to live a life devoid of love. Although Morrie grew up without much love in his life, it was for this reason why he emphasized the importance of love and family. Conversely, King Lear believed that family only exists to serve his needs. Quoted from King Lear "Tell me, my daughters, Since now we will divest us both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state Which of you shall we say doth love us most That we our largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge?"(I I 47-53). This quote exemplifies King Lear's conviction of family. He pitted his daughters against each other for his personal benefit. His love was also conditional, even though Cordelia was his known favorite amongst his daughters, he warned her "How, how, Cordelia? Mend your speech a little, Lest you may mar your fortunes." (I I 94-95). This quote reinforces the fact that he believed that love in a family is unilateral, that is, he should only receive love but never give any. Contrarily, Morrie's love for his family was unconditional and a two-way street. However, Lear realized the true value of unconditional love when Cordelia returned despite after disowning and cursing her, but it was too late. While Morrie learned the value of love through the lack of it earlier in his life, King Lear would learn it through the death of his beloved daughter. Both would cherish family and life even more after coming to terms with death, and realize the ills of their respective societies.
our society today. In both King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the main characters were able to acquire wisdom after undergoing trials and tribulations. However, both of these men began their quest as completely different people. Morrie always emphasized the value of family and of love, while King Lear saw these qualities that could be used to boot his ego. Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in society, while King Lear did not care much about it and….
Key Question 15: Comparative Essay
The Acquisition of Wisdom In King Lear and Tuesdays With Morrie
Wisdom is a trait mostly associated with the elderly and highly valued in today’s world. However, do all old men truly possess wisdom merely because they can see their own deaths in the near future? In both King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the protagonists acquire wisdom after undergoing trials of sufferings and tribulations. Despite learning similar….
associated mutually with the elderly people. In both texts, King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, one of the main characters in both texts, King Lear and Morrie Schwartz, were experienced to develop intelligence afterwards undergoing suffering and troubles. However, both these men began their investigations in different ways. Morrie infinitely emphasized the worth of community and comfort, meanwhile King Lear drill these as light as a feather pursuits which nothing….
‘King Lear’ vs. ‘Ran’
Today I will speak about the transformation of King Lear, a Shakespearian play written in the Elizabethan era to the 1980’s version Ran. I will be using six items to represent the shift in context, values and techniques; this will demonstrate how the composers of both the original text, King Lear and the transformed text Ran are able to reflect the differing values and context within them.
My first two items are a crown and a Bushido scroll. I have chosen these to represent….
both King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the protagonists were able to acquire wisdom after undergoing trials and tribulations. However, both these men began their quest as completely different people, polar opposites even. Morrie always emphasized the value of family and love, while King Lear saw these as trivial pursuits which at best can be used to elevate his ego. Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in his society, while initially King Lear did….
is your reaction to Fences? Did you like King Lear or Fences better? Why?
I felt like August Wilson did a good job writing Fences. The relationship between Cory and Troy can be related to relationships I view today between my friends and their parents, so I was able to connect better with the piece of literature. I also enjoyed the character of Rose. Her patience and care for her family was very admirable. It was an interesting play, but I liked King Lear better. I felt like there was a lot more….
Q: How does Shakespeare uses Imagery to show the development of theme and characters in King Lear and Hamlet?
Ans: Shakespeare who was popular for his tragedies created two masterpieces which were quite different in plots but carried almost the same themes. They were two popular plays which developed in their plots with the help of imageries.
Both the plays shared the theme of tragedy, and the important imageries which helped bring these plays to its climax were Animal Imagery, Imagery of Disease….
KING LEAR CHAOS VS ORDER SCRIPT
Person #1: In order to fully understand the play King Lear you must understand the topic of Chaos and Order. Chaos is a condition or place of great disorder or confusion, and order is the opposite and in the play is the established system of social organization.
Now that you know the general definitions and ideas of chaos and order it will be easier for you to understand situations in the play where this topic is presented.
Person #2: For example throughout….
In Shakespeare’s play King Lear he has employed many techniques to engage the Jacobean audience for which it was intended as well as the modern audience. A variety of linguistic techniques, themes, characters and dramatic devices are used in the play which engages both audiences. All these devices are used within the opening scene of the play and it is clear why Shakespeare has been able to captivate both audiences.
The themes that Shakespeare has contrived are ones that continue to reoccur….
King Lear and Dementia: A Physical and Emotion Struggle
The opening scene of King Lear begins to show the unhealthy state that King Lear is in, when it portrays Lear separating his kingdom and giving it to his daughters based on how much they love him. Lear bans his most prized daughter, Cordelia from the kingdom and leaves her with nothing only because she was honest with her response, which begins to show his state of senselessness. Lear demonstrates his mental illness throughout various scenes….