Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Is this the Promised End?

No description
by

R kota

on 13 March 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Is this the Promised End?

a criticism of King Lear Is this the Promised End? K
I
N
G

L
E
A
R Example: Act I Scene I- Lear and Kent (15) o
u
t

o
f

p
l
a
c
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
h
a
r
a
c
t
e
r
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
O
R
D
E
L
I
A
Full transcript