When we look at both characters, we can tell each had conflict between other characters. Lear had problems with his daughters and Edmund with his father and brother. What got to the both of them was all of their outside influences that caused them to act the way they did. You can blame Lear for being so naïve, but all the blame goes to his daughters Goneril and Reagan. Edmund was mad because he was a bastard, something that is completely Gloucester’s fault.
With a pity Cordelia accompanies the French king to France without her father’s blessing. Lear quickly realizes that he made a bad decision. Goneril and Regan swiftly begin to deprive the little authority that Lear still holds. They treat him cold nd without passions. Because of unable to believe that his beloved daughters are tormenting him, Lear slowly goes mad.
He doesn’t like to be. Conceded: He enjoys having other people tend to all his needs and having the title of king but leaves the work to others. Tormented: As his mental health deteriorates, he is being internally tormented and later discovers that people that he thought that he could trust are out to kill him. • Cordelia- She is the youngest daughter of King Lear, whom he disowns upon her not being able to put her love for her father into words. The King of France marries her without dowry, but for her virtue.
He also had another flaw, which was gullibility. Gullibility leads him to believing Iago and his misleading about Cassio, Desdemona, and etc… Without a flaw, a character cannot be a hero. This flaw leads to the downfall of the hero. Othello’s flaws are what made him seem to be a bad person. It is also what leads him to killing Desdemona.
King Lear’s Sins Pale in Comparison to those Committed Against Him King Lear commits several acts that are nearly unforgivable. Not only does he exile a trusted, loyal servant, he also banishes his own daughter. Cordelia, unable and unwilling to submit herself to the ridiculous game of her father, is sent off to France with his curses. His subsequent action - the division of the land between his two ungrateful daughters - is the final act, the final sin, and one that plunges the land into turmoil. However, his actions do not excuse the responses they bring from his kin and kinsmen.
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.
She then leaves the country to marry the king of France. (Mabillard) Lear’s most trusted counselor Earl of Kent is also banished for defending Cordelia. Kent seeing danger in the Kings oldest daughters leads him to put himself in disguise as a servant. He remains close to King Lear to protect him from Goneril and Regan who decides to usurp their father’s kingdom. Meanwhile the Earl of Gloucester is also dismayed by the events happening in his household.
Lear then blinded by his own ego and banished the only daughter who loved him. Not only a bad call by saying he was blinded, but to go as far as saying he was mad for his action against his loving daughter. He then gave the heir to Goneril and Regan… He would come to regret that decision. “Then leave her, sir; for, by the power that made me, I tell you all her wealth. [To France] For you, great king, I would not from your love make such a stray, To match you where I hate; therefore beseech you To avert you’re liking a more worthier way Than on a wretch whom nature is ashamed Almost to acknowledge hers.” Lear enraged says this in front of all his guests and the King of France.
The ghost of King Hamlet calls her his “most seeming virtuous queen” he then tells Hamlet to “Leave her to Heaven, and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.” Indicating she has reason to be found at fault, that she is not innocent. Hamlet is awfully upset with his mother for marrying his uncle immediately without hesitation, and he rejects Ophelia a woman he previously “declared to love.” His words generally pinpoint his repulsion and mistrust of women in general. Although Claudius loves Gertrude dearly his logic behind marrying her was to benefit him in winning the throne away from Hamlet following the death of the king. As the play goes on Claudius’s fear of Hamlet’s madness leads him to an even higher state when Gertrude notifies him about Hamlet killing Polonius. Claudius does not mention Gertrude’s danger, but only he would of been in trouble had he been in the room... ... middle of paper ... ... to find a place for herself at home, at school, and in Spectacular.
If Lear was completely evil, we would not be fearful of what happens to him: he would merely be repulsive. But Lear does inspire fear because, like us, he is not completely upright, nor is he completely wicked. He is foolish and arrogant, it is true, but later he is also humble and compassionate. He is wrathful, but at times, patient. Because of his good qualities, we experience pity for him and feel that he does not deserve the severity of his punishment.