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    Both Shakespeare and Neil Biswas in King Lear and Second Generation, explore the idea of physical and psychological suffering. In King Lear and Second Generation, almost every character seems to fall victim to some nature of suffering: Sharma and Lear 's madness when daughter 's abandon them, Edmund reminded of being illegitimate, Edgar 's true identity has to be hidden, Sam 's clash of culture with his true love, Kent 's obedience towards his master, Khan committing suicide and Gloucester 's blindness

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    In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the protagonist chooses to forgo civic responsibility in order to act upon his true desire of having power. This conflict not only provides for the majority of the plot, it provides Macbeth with depth of character and makes him far more relatable for the audience, and ultimately gives the work greater credibility as a tragedy by allowing the audience to empathize with the protagonist. Macbeth, over the course of the play, fails to balance his loyalty to king and country

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    among the most complex and contradictory of Shakespeare’s works." (Walsh, 2002) This book is about a man, King Lear, who is about to give up his throne to one of his three daughters. He asks each of them to confess their love for him. Two of them, Goneril and Reagan, lie and suck up to him. Whereas, his only loyal daughter, Cordelia, refuses to sink to their level. This causes King Lear to get very angry and expel his daughter from the kingdom. Later, another man, Gloucester,... ... middle of paper

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    Blindness in King Lear

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    Blindness is defined as, according to dictionaries, “unable to see and lacking the sense of sight”, but in King Lear, written by William Shakespeare, it has a relatively new definition. Blindness, as Shakespeare portrays, not only a physical inability to see, but also a mental flaw that some characters present in this tragic play. King Lear and the Earl of Gloucester are the two characters who make up the parallel “double plot” of the tragedy caused of their lack of sight, mental blindness. They

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    The Existential Progression of King Lear

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    The Existential Progression of King Lear The human condition is the scrutiny of art, Prince Hamlet notes the purpose of art is to hold the mirror against nature. King Lear is a masterful inquiry into the human condition. King Lear is confronted with existence in its barest sense and is forced to adapt to that existence. His adaptation to the absurd provides an invaluable insight for all into the universal problem of existence. Lear is forced into an existential progression that will be traced

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    Elements that Make a Tragic Hero in Shakespeare's Works In all of Shakespeare's tragedies, the hero must suffer and in some if not most cases, die. What makes a tragic hero? One has to be a man of high estate: a king, a prince or an officer of some high rank. It was common practice for Shakespeare to tell of his tragic hero through the voices of others around his hero. This way we can understand his conflicts, his struggles, and flaws. Usually the hero's own actions and obsessions bring him

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    even after his banishment, he places himself in harm’s way once again, when he challenges Goneril’s steward, Oswald, saying, “draw, you rascal! You come with letters against the king,” (II.ii.32-33). Although Kent is not injured in this exchange, Goneril sentences him to a day and a night in the stocks in return for his insubordination to her steward. Finally, Kent’s devotion to his master is what ultimately sends him to his death – the last time he follows Lear. As he tells Albany, “I have a journey

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    Death Theme in Shakespeare´s Plays

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    How did Shakespeare use death in his plays in this part of the Elizabethan Era? Shakespeare uses ways of death in his plays by suicide, murder, and the most in the old age combat. Murder and combat were the most common types of death because of the old age, there were a lot of wars so people were mostly killed in combat and murder was just another way of saying ”I am going to kill you!”. Shakespeare uses suicide in many of his plays by showing random suicide and/or because of their loss to victory

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    King Lear Essay

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    King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It is a play that portrayed a world too cruel and unmerciful to be true to life. It is a play filled with endless horror and unrelieved suffering. However, in this environment, Shakespeare expresses human existence in its profound depth. He examines the motivation of the characters’ actions and the future consequences of their irrational thoughts. In the play, Shakespeare illustrates King Lear’s development as a tragic hero driven by emotion to a character

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    Watching a play is completely different than watching a movie. When watching a movie there are two options, either watching it at home on the couch with a bag of chips, or going to a movie theatre with a bucket of popcorn. Why do we even waste two hours of our time to sit and watch a movie? Primarily, we do watch movies to waste time. When people get bored, we watch movies to pass the time. Well, before they could make movies, people would go watch a play which is an entirely different experience

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