Goneril, from King Lear is King Lear’s oldest daughter and the wife of the Duke of Albany. She is both cunning and immoral, stopping at nothing to get what she wants. Regan, from King Lear is King Lear’s middle daughter and the wife of the Duke of Cornwall. She is in many ways just as cruel and immoral as her sister Goneril. Even though they are both married, Goneril and Regan eventually fall in love with Gloucester’s illegitimate son Edmund and try to win him...
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...te with each other. Michael also shows us how quickly love can shift from one person to another by telling us about how his grandmother Lalla ended up with his grandfather,
"By the time she was twenty she was living in Colombo and tentatively engaged to Shelton de Saram…utterly selfish man. He desired the good life, and when Frieda Donhorst arrived from England “with a thin English varnish and the Donhorst checkbook” he promptly married her. Lalla was heartbroken. She went into fits of rage, threw herself on and pounded various beds belonging to her immediate family, and quickly married Willie Gratiaen…on the rebound." (Ondaatje 114).
The quoted portion of the above block quote, “he promptly married her. Lalla was heartbroken. …and quickly married Willie Gratiaen…on the rebound.", shows how fast a person can change from one person to the next after being heartbroken.
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