Meanwhile the Earl of Gloucester is also dismayed by the events happening in his household. Edmund his illegitimate son told Gloucester that Edgar his legitimate son is trying to kill him. This being a lie by Edmund to obtain his brothers birthright. (Mabillard) When Gloucester realizes that Lear’s daughter have turned against him he decides to help him. Regan and her husband Cornwall discover Gloucester helping Lear and accuse him of treason, bling him and turns him to wonder the countryside.
King Lear Shakespeare's King Lear is a tragic play about an English king and his three daughters. It is a tragic play because it takes Lear all his long life and much suffering to realize the true value of the thing that he takes for granted, his youngest daughter Cordelia. The old king, Lear, spoiled by his absolute power and his habit of receiving instant gratification, asks his daughters to verbalize the feelings that each has for her father in exchange for his kingdom. At this point the old king's downfall and a late life lesson for what years remain in Lear's life begin. The first two daughters, Goneril and Regan, put on an unnecessarily hyperbolic display of flattery just as their father requests, but the youngest daughter, Cordelia, plainly acknowledges that she loves her father according to her bond.
Kent does not agree with Lear’s decision and Lear banishes him too. Goneril and Regan won over the kingdom by lying and exaggerating their love for their father because of greed. Lear travels to spend his first part of his retirement with his daughter Goneril. With him travels his fool and Kent disguised as Caius to follow Lear because he knows he is making the wrong decision. Because Gonerils love for her father is fake and insincere, she does not want him there and makes it so that he is treated terrible by her servants.
The King of France marries her without dowry, but for her virtue. Misunderstood: Her father misunderstands her being unable to put her love for him into words and he disowns her. Devoted: Even though her father disowns her, she continues to care about him and even brings her army to save him from his torturers. • Edmund- He is Gloucester’s younger son. He is a troublesome character, whose plans in causing distress in the lives of the other characters continually succeed.
A Thousand Acres provides a new interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy allowing the reader to create a unique twist to their opinions of the Lear family. William Shakespeare's tragedy of King Lear begins with the King's decision to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. He gathers them all together, and tells them he will divide up the kingdom according to whoever has the most love for him. Goneril and Reagan, the two older daughters, make big declarations of love in order to get the shares they want of the kingdom. The youngest daughter, Cordelia, tells Lear that she loves him, as a daughter should love a father.
The most shocking and maybe also the most fatal sin of King Lear is the disinheriting and chasing out of Cordelia by her own father right at the beginning of the play. When Cordelia is asked by Lear to tell him how much she loves him she answers in a way Lear did not expect by not telling him sweet words he liked so much when they were told to him by Goneril and Regan before. She tells him that she loves him like a daughter loves her father and nothing more. Lear gets mad at her and calls for France and Burgundy, to give her to one of them as his wife. Lear disinherits Cordelia and she has to leave her home to become the wife of France.
Therefore begone without our grace, our love, our benison.” (1.4.304-308) Lear was unable to see and really understand the words Cordelia said to him, he was blinded by the deceit of his eldest daughters and because of that he lost the only daughter that truly loved him; he believed that Cordelia did not love him. And so, Cordelia goes away with the King of France. Another act of blindness of King Lear is when he banished Kent, one of his most loyal followers, from the kingdom for supporting Cordelia with what she said to him. Kent understands Cordelia’s love for his father and tells Lear to, “See better… and let me still remain/The true blank of thine eye.”(1.1.180-181). Here, Kent tries to make Lear... ... middle of paper ... ...Goneril is totally vicious, he still does not do much to stop her.
Hamlet's opinion of his mother worsens as the play progresses because his father, who appears as a ghost, tells him of his mother's adulterous behavior and his uncle's shrewd and unconscionable murder. Although Hamlet promises to seek revenge on King Claudius for murdering his father, he is initially more concerned with the ghost's revelations regarding his mother. King Hamlet tells Hamlet not to be concerned with his mother but after the apparition leaves, it is the first thing Hamlet speaks of. Before vowing to avenge his father's death, he comments on the sins his mother committed. Although Hamlet decides to pretend to be insane in order to plot against the King, it is clear, he really does go mad.
Juliet’s parents want her to be married off to Paris, who she has no interest in. However, wishing to please her parents, she considers the option, saying "I'll look to like, if looking liking move....". However, after meeting Romeo, she no longer obeys her parents, and refuses to marry Paris. The death of Tybalt pushes Lord Capulet to marry Juliet to Paris in hopes that it will make her stop grieving for her cousin. When Juliet refuses for no apparent reason, he loses his temper.
‘Itch’ meaning uncomfortable sensation indicates that Capulet will not be satisfied at this point until he hits Juliet as he is that shocked as her reply. He also rudely insults Juliet ‘you green-sickness currion’. Further studying Capulet’s speech you notice he uses a lot of rhetorical questions such as ‘How will none?’, perhaps this is because he is so dumbfounded that Juliet refused him and so he is trying to find out why she isn’t following his orders. Capulet forces Juliet to marry Paris, despite her being in love with Romeo. Her father shows complete ignorance for her decision, and tells her to marry Paris or he will never speak to her again.