King Lear

King Lear: Theme Analysis

King Lear is a Shakespearean tragedy that illustrates what happens when children are consumed by greed and lose their love for their parents.  The play focuses on deception, greed, cruelty, and misjudgment.  Often the disguise or deception is not physical but emotional.  The few characters that must physically disguise themselves in the play are the …

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King Lear: Metaphor Analysis

Gloucesters Eyes: Gloucester was tortured and had his eyes popped out because of his blindness while alive.  The fact that he couldnt tell the true nature of his own sons made him blind long before he actually lost his sight.  Like Lears fading sanity, he seems to be able to discern things more clearly after …

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