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King Lear

Choose a distinguished novel or play in which some of the most significant events are mental or psychological; for example, awakenings, discoveries, changes in consciousness. In a well-organized essay, describe how the author manages to give these interna
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Lindsey Huntt

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of King Lear

King Lear King Lear Lear asked his daughters to tell him how much they loved him, and if he approved of how strong their love was then they would be able to recieve land. Lear decided to ban Cordelia when her answer wasn't good enough, and refused to give her husband money or land for marrying her.
Who loves me the most? Goneril- I love you more then words can say.
Regan- I love you even more then Goneril, so
much I cannot use words.
Cordelia (the favorite)- Nothing, I love you
like a father should love her father. "Nothing, my lord." "You have begot me, bred me, loved me; I return those duties back as are right fit, obey you, love you, and most honor you."
-Cordelia "What need one?" -Regan When Lear gave away all of his land, and his castle,
he told his daughters that he would be going back and
fourth between their homes to spend time with them
before he passes away.
Goneril wrote Regan a letter warning her how horrible Lear's 100 knights were. After discussing it with her sister Gonril, the daughters decided that he did not need any knights. This set Lear off because he thought his daughters would not only be please to have him as their guest, but that they would also embrace any requests he made. As a result Lear ran off into the storm in great dispare. He was mortified to see his daughters treat him so badly. The torment he felt was shown by him running away from everything he thought he had, and going into the dark storm. "You see me here, you gods, a poop old man, as full of grief as age, wretched in both; if it be at your stirs these daughters' hearts against their father, fool me not so much to bear it tamely..." (Lear runs off into the storm) The Storm When Lear ran into the storm he only had his Fool, and Kent in disguise. Goneril and Regan closed the gates so he couldn't come back into the kingdom. In the storm Lear reaches his lowest point of the story when he takes off his clothes to be the man in the hovel, Poor Tom In the storm Lear thinks about all of his people and how he didn't take care of them. he realizes this when everything he had is stripped away from him. Lear holds a make-believe trial with his daughters Goneril and Regan. He begins to go crazy, taking his clothes of, yelling many bizzar things, and at once he faints. Kent then takes him to a camp near Dover to see his perfect daughter, Cordelia. Theme "I am old and foolish" -Lear Kent takes Lear to a British camp near Dover so he can rest. When he awakes he sees his beautiful daughter Cordelia he thought he had died. He apologizes for choosing her sisters over her, and not believing that she truely loved him. He tells her of how he was betrayed, and he is finally recovering and is becoming happy again. Lear is very happy that he gets to spend time with Cordelia. He is smiling and is becoming stronger again. His physical appearence is strong again when he thinks he will be spending time with Cordelia. When Cordelia is hung, Lear dies from a heart attack. He is showing his significant loss through a broken heart, and death. "You must bear with me. Pray you now, forget and forgive. I am old and foolish." -Lear * * Loyalty * Family * Justice/
Forgiveness
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