Shakespeare makes it difficult to understand the reasoning for the need of his daughters to publicly show him their love. They are hi... ... middle of paper ... ...as to pretend to love Goneril and Reagan, two sisters he knew would get jealous and go against each other, Edmund had a plan and he went through with it. Everything was going according, until Edgar found out about it when he discovered his father Gloucester without eyes. Edmund ends up being killed by Edgar. When we look at both characters, we can tell each had conflict between other characters.
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.
King Lear the main character of the plot becomes blinded by the actions witch unfold but, also mad because of them. He was the King of England and looking towards his kin for guidance for whom would become the new ruler of the nation. King Lear only had daughters, three of them to be exact. He favored Cordelia, his youngest daughter. Goneril and Regan his other daughters hated him because of this.
Firstly, characters are betrayed due to family assumption. Lear banished his youngest daughter Cordelia because he over estimated how much she loved him. When questioned by her father, she responds with, "I love your Majesty / According to my bond, no more nor less." (I,i, 94-95) Lear assumed that since Cordelia was his daughter, she had to love him in a certain way, but he took this new knowledge and banished her without further thought. Secondly, characters were betrayed because of class.
This also resulted in cold war across the kingdom with family members plotting deaths for each other. Although King Lear wanted to ensure that the kingdom was peaceful by sharing his possessions with the daughters, Shakespeare uses the theme of betrayal to demonstrate conflict in the royal family. The theme of betrayal is prevalent in the play as it chronicles the manners of the children who profess their love for their fathers. This is contrary to their true feelings since they do not show the love they possess for their fathers. King Lear assumed that Cordelia was the best daughter that truly loved him, but could not express her feelings through spoken descriptions.
King Lear is losing his mind, he is being back stabbed and lied to by his daughters when all he wanted from them was to see how much they truly love him and hear the truth on how they really felt about him. While reading “King Lear” written by William Shakespeare I noticed that many conflicts and character feuds occurred. The first act starts with character conflict between Cordelia, Goneril and Regan when King Lear orders them to express their love for his land. While Goneril and Regan exaggerate and tell their father what he wants to hear, Cordelia tells the truth and receives nothing. As the act continues you see separation between the family.
He reacts too hastily to Cordelia 's response which leads him to leave the kingdom in the hands of the eldest daughters who do not care for him at all. Lear makes the mistake of believing that his two eldest daughters were being honest when telling him how much they loved him. Lear 's character tends to base everything on what he feels sounds and looks the best. He loves to be flattered and praised, and in the end it hurts him, because he as not fully realized what he has given up when dividing his
Lear is trying hard to gain his daughters love from them, but it’s hard because they are into the materialistic stuff, that they don't care about him. The main act that I wanted to focus on was act four. I couldn't believe how they plucked out Gloucester's eyes, and stepped on them... very horrifying! On scene one, Gloucester explains how is he had his eye sight, he would do everything in his power to see his son once more. When Edgar finds out about what happened to his father, he is horrified.
Each of these character’s blindness is the primary cause of the bad decisions he makes; decisions which all of them will eventually come to regret. King Lear is a character who is most affected by blindness. Due to Lear’s high position in society, he is supposed to be able to distinguish the good from the bad; unfortunately, his lack of insight prevents him from doing so. Lear’s first act of blindness comes at the beginning of the play. First, he is easily deceived by his two eldest daughters’ exaggerated declarations stating: “Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter; Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty; Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare; No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honour; As much as child e'er loved, or father found; A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable; Beyond all manner of so much I love you.” (I.I.56-63) Lear is unable to see the reality of Cordelia’s true love for him when she says: “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth: I love your majesty According to my bond; nor more nor less.” (I.I.96-98) As a result, Lear banished Cordelia from his kingdom with the following words: “..................................for we Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see That face of her again.
Shakespeare's King Lear William Shakespeare's King Lear had downfalls in character which later on caused him to suffer extreme consequences. if anyone knows the true meaning of suffering it is King Lear. King Lear's downfalls are his pride, selfishness, and blindness to truth. Pride as one of Lear's first downfalls, in the beginning Lear disowns his lovely daughter Cordelia, because Lear is to blind to realize that cordelia loves her father for who he is and NOT what he has in his possession. Lear sees his daughters for what they have as far as quantity not quality.