"King Lear" Analytical Essay by ABCs

"King Lear"
An analysis of the transformation of King Lear in William Shakespeare's "King Lear".
# 111996 | 832 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2009 in Drama and Theater (English) , Shakespeare (King Lear)


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The paper discusses how King Lear, the main character in Shakespear's play of the same name, experiences a radical personality change during this play and, while his lessons are difficult and painful, he is a better man for having lived through them. The paper looks at how death and loss are the valuable teachers for this foolish king who transforms into a gentle and loving father.

From the Paper:

"William Shakespeare's play, King Lear is one that allows us to live vicariously through the life of someone else in order that we might not make regrettable mistakes. King Lear experiences a radical personality change during this play and while his lessons are difficult and painful, he is a better man for having lived through them. He can live knowing the meaning of true love and devotion and he can fully appreciate life itself. These things may seem minor as we read them now, but they are major because King Lear was such a rotten man in the beginning of the play. He literally must lose everything he has to know what it feels like to truly love and be loved. King Lear goes from behaving like a spoiled child to being a devoted father that gives and receives love. Death and loss become valuable teachers for this once foolish king."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shakespeare, William. King Lear. New York: Washington Square Press. 1969.

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