Edmund portrayed Edgar as the son that would kill Gloucester only to inherit his money and share his inheritance with Edmund. Gloucester believed Edmund, sending out guards to kill Edgar for his betrayal... ... middle of paper ... ...caused Lear to curse Goneril and Regan for not caring for him but for ruining his life. Goneril and Regan selfishness for power overwhelmed them leading to their lies of their love for their father and his power would never be returned so they could inherit all of his power. Hatred and desire fueled Goneril, Regan, and Edmund to lie in order to obtain their parents’ power leading to destruction within their family. Edmund’s hatred was continued by the reminder that he was only the bastard son of Gloucester driving him to lie to both of them ultimately ruining his father’s eyesight and his brother’s identity.
He basically rips the Earl title away, along with his father’s eyes because of his unstoppable ambition. It is precisely this power-hungry vigor that Edmund maintains throughout the play that stirs the conflict with his father, enhancing the main plot of the betrayal of Lear by his duplicitous daughters. Edmund becomes increasingly consumed with the idea of gaining power and losing the bastard status that has been tagged to him since birth.
Importance of the subplot in King Lear "Why bastard wherefore base?" asks Edmund. The bitter illegitimate son resents his father and brother. He is determined to "prosper" and "grow." Ruthlessly, he plays on old Gloucester's weakness and persuades him that Edgar seeks his death to obtain his inheritance.
Edmund also convinces Edgar to flee the kingdom because their father is angry at him “My father watches. O sir, fly this place! / Intelligence is given where you are hid”(2.1.20-1). Edmund is trying to cast an illusion of being the good loyal son, while in reality he is trying to take over their father 's wealth. Edmund is the evil son.
Edmund also convinces Edgar to flee the kingdom because their father is angry at him, “My father watches. O sir, fly this place! / Intelligence is given where you are hid”(2.1.20-1). Edmund is trying to cast an illusion of being the good loyal son, while in reality he is trying to take over their father 's wealth. Edmund is the evil son.
Hamlet shares qualities with each characters, but the way he reacts is different, shedding some light on his personality. Claudius is the man who murdered Hamlet’s father: his own brother; and married his wife, so that he can be king. By doing so, the audience can clearly see that he will disregard all his morals, and act decisively to achieve his goals. This is important to see because it highlights Hamlet’s own personalty. Hamlet is the opposite of Claudius because he is concerned about is morality, and is very indecisive about acting upon what he says.
From the beginning Edmund would show how he wants to be more then what he was born to do. Edmund was the illegitimate half brother of Edgar he and wanted the attention of Glouscter, which eventually lead to Edmund wanting more, Glouscter place in the kingdom. Edmund is a type of person that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. What Edmund did goes to show that he is indeed a deceiving character. He placed evidence on himself so it looks like Edgar is attempting to assassinate Glouscter when really it’s Edmund framing him.
Macbeth’s rise to the throne was brought about by the same external forces that ensure his downfall. Throughout the play, Macbeth’s ambition steadily progresses. Macbeth realizes that his ambition is the only thing that really makes him want to kill the king because it is for his own benefit. This is evident when Macbeth says, “I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other.” (1.7.25-27) After Macbeth committed a dreadful crime at the start of the play, he realizes that by killing even more people he can get what he wants whenever he wants. Macbeth reaches a point where he is too busy fulfilling his own ambitions that he was not fulfilling his obligations as king.
Edmund planned to destroy the love of Gloucester for Edgar, so Edmund can get what he wants. This false letter revealed that Edmund wasn't loyal to his family and he betrayed his brother. &nbs...
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.