Shakespeare's "King Lear" Book Review by writingsensation

Shakespeare's "King Lear"
A look at the theme in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear" about the lessons learned from death and aging.
# 68963 | 1,586 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2006 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (King Lear)

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This paper analyzes the theme of death and old age in William Shakespeare's play "King Lear", explaining that it is an important theme because it educates us about life and serves as a catalyst for King Lear's transformation. The paper further explains that King Lear would not have become the man he was at his death had he not experienced the turmoil, pain and suffering that old age and death had introduced into his life.

From the Paper:

"This passage reveals something significant in King Lear's character--a complete turnaround. What he once thought was important, including the trappings of royalty, is not. What we see in this scene is a man resigned to happily spend the rest of his days in prison as long as he has the love of his daughter. Their reconciliation proves that peace can be discovered in the worst of circumstances. Because of their experiences, King Lear and Cordelia are changed throughout the course of the play. Of course, this is more prevalent with King Lear, who seems to find utter contentment in catastrophe."

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