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King Lear

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Tania Sanz

on 25 May 2013

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Transcript of King Lear

King Lear King Lear's family Gloucester's family Goneril Regan Cordelia Edgar Edmund (the bastard) - First daughter of King Lear
-Married to Albany
-Good relationship with Edmund
-Traitor of her father
-Heartless - Heartless as her older sister
- In fact, both are equally jealous and aggressive
-In a good relationship with Edmund too
-Married to Cornwall -King Lear's youngest daughter
-Disowned by her father
-Virtuous
- Married to the King of France
-Tries to save her father
-She remains loyal to him and she fogives him - Gloucester's son
- Kind
-Betrayed by his brother
-In the end, one of those ruling England. -One of the play’s villains
-The most complex one.
-Machiavellian character
-Desire for the recognition denied to him by his status as a bastard.
-Loved by both Goneril and Regan
-He orders Cordelia’s death. Kent -Always loyal to King Lear
-Exiled by him but still faithful
-He believes in Cordelia's love to his father
-He does not believe Goneril and Reagan
-Most of the play disguised as a peasant, calling himself “Caius,” so that he can continue to serve Lear Influences Elizabeth I Willliam Allen of this Tragedy Sir Brian Annesley Elizabethan society:

-Hierarchical
-Absolute deference for parents and the elderly
-Problems A Tragedy marked by Love Types of Love Affection Friendship Romance Charity by C.S. Lewis The importance of love in this play brings King Lear's insecurity The division of the kingdom The King's disgrace The capture of The final tragedy Cordelia It is fondness through familiarity ( a brotherly love ), especially between family members or people who have otherwise found themselves together by chance. It is described as the most natural and emotive one. It is the strong bond existing between people who share common interest or activity. It is love in the sense of 'being in love' or 'loving' someone. It is the love that brings forth caring regardless of the circumstance. Affection King Lear - Cordelia Gloucester - Edgar Act 1 Scene 1 Act 4 Scene 6 Act 5 Scene 3 Friendship Kent - King Lear Act 5 Scene 3 Romance Goneril

Regan Edmund
(the bastard) France - Cordelia Act 5 Scene 3 Act 1 Scene 1 Thanks for coming! Love within the play by Tania Sanz Albany - "The Good Side"
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