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Is this the Promised End?
Transcript of Is this the Promised End?
R Example: Act I Scene I- Lear and Kent (15) o
e ~ their desires are not parallel with where and what they end up as due to deceit Example: Act 1 Scene 1 (13) "Nothing, my lord" The Truth About Tragedy - Suffering restores order in society ~ society is in chaos due to displacement of characters - Pain is necessary to understand true self ~ without great suffering there is no great punishment and with no punishment there is no great understanding ~ Violence leads to transcendence which leads to perception of truth - Transcendence c
s Cordelia: Act 1 Scene 1 (13) "You have begot me...honor you"
Goneril/Regan: Act 2 Scene 4 (115-117) WOMEN - The characters are displaced - Identity of characters are in
question ~ due to betrayal or dishonesty by another character - Characters have to achieve
higher self ~ must reject their own roles to become better - Lear is unaware of his initial position relative to others ~ realizes intentions of others and the betrayal of his daughters - Through suffering Lear experiences Self Awareness ~ original image shattered --> looks at his true self Example: Act 2 Scene 4- Lear (117) - Lear finds his higher self and his true nature ~ there has to be an opposing force to understand reality Example: Act 5 Scene 3- Lear (255) - Denies her expected role ~ she is her true self - She achieved the "higher self"
from the beginning ~ already in a position of moral superiority Example: Act 1 Scene 1 (13) "Unhappy that...nor less" - Opposite of other characters ~ already self aware - Representation of women define the concept of tragic and transcendence - Women are showed as both goddesses and of terrifying nature Cordelia: Act 4 Scene 7 (217-219) "O, my dear...reverence made"
Goneril/Regan: Act 5 Scene 3 (243) "Sick...medicine" C