The so called love test that my father started was an act of utter disregard for my obvious love for him. I’m beginning to wonder if he knew all along what he was doing, but then again, I don’t know. His possible unhinged mind confuses me. I’ve done practically everything for him, so he could succeed as a King and he just pushes me aside, like everything I did for him meant nothing. I should be the one who is praised, and treated well. My sisters do not show him true love like I do. I will not play his game. The fool is the only one who is possibly sane. He sees this malicious world through my eyes, and I am glad I do not walk alone. The fool adores me so, and I believe that he will guide my...
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...ility. I have explored these themes in this monologue, by talking about Lear’s apparent blindness, even though he never loses his eyes he cannot see what he has in his life already. Which is the love for Cordelia has for him. He chooses to see with his eyes, and not his mind. He is vain, and selfish, and this is why he chooses to favour Cordelia’s sisters rather than Cordelia herself. He did not see with his mind. The different variations of sight have enabled me to look deeper into the story, and improvise what Cordelia might think about her father’s mental stability due to this.
I attempted to sound a overdramatic in this monologue as I wanted it to replicate a monologue by Shakespeare as much as I could, but be as up to date with modern English as much as possible. It is common in a tragedy that the language would be overdramatic to gain effect and empathy.
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