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In the beginning, King Lear, a powerful king who has everything including health, wealth and loyalty. King Lear decides to share his status (money, kingdom) between his three daughters: Regan, Goneril

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King Lear Michael Elliot (the director) presents the dramatic impact of Shakespeare's 'King Lear as suffering without reason. In the beginning, King Lear, a powerful king who has everything including health, wealth and loyalty. King Lear decides to share his status (money, kingdom) between his three daughters: Regan, Goneril and Cordelia. Lear loves Cordelia the most, the youngest daughter of the three. Lear wants to give Cordelia the most. For them to gain the 'money and kingdom', each of them have to tell King Lear how much they love him and how they would feel without him. Regan and Goneril, the two older daughters, told King Lear how much they love him and they earned the second and third prize, King Lear wanted to hear Cordelia's speech the most, Cordelia replied "unhappy that I am I cannot heave my heart into my mouth." ...read more.

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The two daughters immediately agree to this condition. As soon as King Lear's back is turned, they began to discuss their understandable concerns to each other about their fathers' metal condition. Lear, who is now blinded by Gornerils and Regan's speech that he doesn't question why they love him so much, why do they love him more then their own husbands? King Lear thinks that what Cordelia did was just being too disrespectable, rude and bad mannered to him. Lear is blinded from the truth. Regan and Goneril start to make Lear's army smaller and smaller, day by day, going less and less. King Lear realises they don't want him around so he is forced to escape to nature. In order to survive in nature, Lear learns how to hunt, he hunts a rabbit. ...read more.

Conclusion

Near to the end of the play, Cordelia and her father finally are reunited, Regans husband also finds out about everything that Edmund had done and also goes to fight him, instead, an unknown figures appears and fights him, at the end the unkown figures reveals who he really is, it was Edgar! Edgar who came back to regain what should be his and his fathers. Edgar won because of nature. Even though it was too late, Cordelia had already been hung by Edmund's orders, but just before he dies he rectifies his sins by telling Edgar the real truth. At the very end of the play, King Lear came crying out of the dungeon with Cordelia's dead body in his arms. Lear put Cordelia down and sits with her before dying of a broken heart. Eventually Edgar becomes the new king of England. Everyone else dies even if they didn't deserve to die yet. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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