"King Lear" Analytical Essay by experts

"King Lear"
A study of the theme of disloyalty in Shakespeare's "King Lear".
# 7406 | 2,300 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (King Lear)

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The paper shows how "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, is an unforgettably disturbing story of unbearable injustice and cruelty as well as of unseen loyalty and love. The paper explores how, from beginning to end, it is a tale of deception, and not just any kind, but filial deception as well as fraternal deception and deception in relationships by affinity. The author uses quotes from the original text to show how the theme of disloyalty is seen throughout the play.

From the Paper:

"Birds of a treacherous feather flock together and dupe one another too. The sisters Goneril and Regan now both want Edmund, who rather than choose, takes both of them for convenience and in order to avoid the displeasure of both:"To both these sisters have I sworn my love; each jealous of the other, as the stung are of the adder. Which of them shall I take Both One Or neither" (Act 5 Scene 1 lines 64-67)

"We know how the sisters try to outdo each other till the end, but with Goneril finally poisoning Regan and eliminating her from the competition, Goneril being the original and more wicked of the two. But Goneril meets her own end when her husband Albany gets hold of her secret letter to Edmund and Albany confronts her. In smoldering embarrassment and guilt, she takes her own life."

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