King Lear Vs Mitch

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Death after Wisdom Wisdom is a deep understanding in which one gains knowledge from painful experiences and mistakes. The protagonists of the stories, Tuesday with Morrie by Mitch Albom and King Lear by William Shakespeare, take their readers through a series of tribulation in order to gain wisdom. Both the protagonists not only start their journey from opposite directions, but also achieve wisdom in different ways. King Lear achieves wisdoms through his mistakes and sense of ego, while Morrie gains it through his childhood experiences and impending death. Either way, before death both achieve various degree of wisdom based on the importance of love, society and death. Love in a family is like oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. The importance of love is not realised until it is lost and one suffers without it. For example, King Lear prioritised love for his own benefit, and does not realise the importance of love till it was gone. Lear viewed love as a one way street, in which he believed that a family was there only to serve his needs. His excessive pride and sense of ego blinded him from recognizing true love. Putting his daughters into a love test proved Lear’s view on love. He turned the daughters against each other and made them compete for love. “Tell me, my daughters/ (Since now we will divest us both of rule, / Interest of territory, cares of state), / Which of you shall we say doth love us most, / That we our largest bounty may extend/ Where nature doth with merit challenge.” (I i 50-55) At this point Lear’s love towards his daughters was uncertain, he took advantage over the love he had and used it for his own pride. In order for Lear to value unconditional love, he had to loss his beloved daughter Cordelia. Her death thought Lear many lessons. From the moment Lear understood Cordelia’s
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