King Lear Essay

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KING LEAR ESSAY: Topic 2 King Lear is a story by William Shakespeare of 2 stories aligned with each other, one where the king of this book’s title ; king lear decided that it’s time to divided & give his kingdom to his 3 daughters Goneril, Regan & Cordelia which leads to the mistreatment of cordelia from king lear & the 2 other daughters abusing the kingdoms powers and also mistreating the king to the point he isn’t sane. The 2nd story is a noblemen to king lear name Gloucester has 2 songs, one of them named Edmund who is son of a affair his father had & deemed less because of it decides to trick his father to posses his earldom by convincing him that his other son; edgar is trying to kill him. This story & subplot leads up to parallel among another & crosses paths when cordelia is disown by king lear by her answer to king lear question on how much she loves him & is taken a hand in marriage with the king of france, Goneril & Regan mistreats their father with fear of being treated like their youngest sister which makes the king develop a mental illness & the 2 daughters start having a romantic link with Edmund after he receives his father’s earldom by tricking him. “CORDELIA : “Nothing. KING LEAR Nothing will come of nothing: speak again. CORDELIA Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth: I love your majesty According to my bond; nor more nor less. KING LEAR How, how, Cordelia! mend your speech a little, Lest it may mar your fortunes.” 90-97 line This quote shows the truthful answer of Cordelia to king lear question on how much she loves him that pertains that she doesn’t love her more than her 2 sisters or less. This answer infuriated her father that he decides to disinherit her as his daughter and she won’t receive any share of the kingdom which leaves the rest to her other sisters. One of the king’s noblemen, kent tries to

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