Edmundlear Essays

  • edmundlear Edmund of King Lear as Nietzsche's Free Spirit

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    Edmund of King Lear as Nietzsche's Free Spirit In King Lear, Shakespeare creates a brilliant tragedy whose plot is driven primarily by its villains. Of these, Edmund stands alone as a man who makes his fortune, surrounded by those who seize fortune only when it is handed to them.  Shakespeare's ability to create a vivid, living character in the space of a few lines of speech triumphs in Edmund, who embodies a totally different moral system than that of Shakespeare's era.  Three centuries later

  • edmundlear Edmund's Soliliquy in Act 5 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's King Lear

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    Analysis of Edmund's Soliliquy in Act 5 Scene 1 in King Lear The portion of `The Tragedy of King Lear' I chose begins on line 55 of act five scene one and continues to line 64. I chose this selection because it includes much information about plot and character. Prior to my selection Regan questions Edmund closely about his relationship with her sister, Goneril, because Regan suspects they have been intimate. Edmund denies these accusations at the beginning of act five scene one, but states

  • Shakespeare's King Lear - Poor Edmund

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    Poor Edmund of King Lear I initially felt bad for Edmund.  It must have been difficult growing up constantly second to Edgar and being referred to as "the bastard."  No one would envy him that. But let's take a second look at poor Edmund.  I'm sure that there were many bastards in his time, but how many of them ended up indirectly gouging out their fathers' eyes and trying to take over the kingdom?  Was the Earl of Gloucester really that rotten of a father that he drove his son to do all

  • Separation and Forgiveness in Shakespeare's King Lear

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    Alongside a broad spectrum of entertainment, creativity, and exquisite craftsmanship, William Shakespeare’s works exhibit more than an ideal playwright’s masterpieces; they unearth political, social, and even religious agendas. While writing in seventeenth century England, Shakespeare undoubtedly had the church on his mind during many of his writing endeavors. King Lear permits no exceptions. Though it has often been fractured and split into many different realms in order to fit the lenses through

  • An Anti-Feminist and Feminist Look into William Shakespeare’s King Lear

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    Throughout the past centuries, the world has looked at women with certain stereotypical ideas in mind. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, women were supposed to be submissive, quiet, and many other things that took away from their natural rights as human beings. Men were the correct ones in all situations and any woman who stood in a man’s way was punished. It was not until the twentieth century that women started to find their voices and started to stand up for what they believed was