• King Lear Serving Faithfully Speaking
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    Many of the passages of King Lear, particularly those between the characters of Lear, Kent, the Fool, and Cordelia, all share a common theme. The imagery of nothing, as well as that of blindness, echoes throughout the play. King Lear is in many ways about nothing. However, Kent, the Fool, and Cordelia make him more than nothing does by serving faithfully, speaking bluntly, and loving unconditionally. The first occurrence of the imagery of nothing takes place between Lear and Cordelia. In this pa...
  • King Lear Scenes I Ii Iii
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    Act I Scene i: Set in the royal court, the first scene of Shakespeare's King Lear pivots upon the refusal of the aged monarch's youngest daughter, Cordelia, to follow the suit of her sisters Goneril and Regan in professing love for their father, and Lear's wrathful decision to disown Cordelia. Nevertheless, Act I, scene i of Lear begins with a parallel subplot about the bastard Edmund's treachery toward his father Gloucester and his brother Edgar. At the start of the scene, we first see the loya...
  • Blindness In King Lear
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    Relevance of Blindness in King Lear One of the recurring themes in Shakespeare s tragedy King Lear is that of sight and the relevance of clear vision. Through different types of characters, Shakespeare points out that neither the lack or the possession of clear vision can protect anybody from anything. Shakespeare makes use of several characters to bring across his point. The five characters I find to be the most important to the theme include two characters that were initially blind and three c...
  • King Lear Blindness Blind Kent Story
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    King Lear is in many ways like Nunez in the story The country of the Blind. They are both similiar because they both do not realize that they are both blind in what others think of them. They might think that they are right beacause both of them think that the people around them are inferior because of the way that they appear. But their judgement of appearances has blinded them. The first instance of blindness that we see is when Lear tries to divide his land to his daughters. He is blinded by ...
  • Analyzing King Lears Tragic Flaws
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    ANALYZING KING LEAR'S TRAGIC FLAWS King Lear is a play about a tragic hero, by the name of King Lear, whose flaws get the best of him. A tragic hero must poses s three qualities. The first is they must have power, in other words, a leader. King Lear has the highest rank of any leader. He is a king. The next quality is they must have a tragic flaw, and King Lear has several of those. Finally, they must experience a downfall. Lear's realization of his mistakes is more than a downfall. It is a tra...
  • King Lears Sins Lear Kingdom Kent
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    Why do bad things happen to good people? The majority of society believes that there are no logical answers to this question. The worst can happen to the best of us, for no particular reasons. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In William Shakespeare's 'King Lear', the main character, King Lear, who claims to be 'a man more sinned against than sinning', is responsible for his own downfall (3. 2. 60-61). Though a good king, Lear's actions cause his family and kingdom to fall apart. The ...
  • The Miracle Man Kent State
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    The Miracle Man " Thomas Jefferson still survives," John Adams' last words most definitely stand true, even today. Thomas Jefferson was a well-educated man with a wealthy and proper British-American upbringing. An excellent education was the beginning step to all the wonderful things Jefferson would do for our country. After college, he became a lawyer, and soon a member of the House of Burgesses. An intelligent writer and thinker, Jefferson, along with four others, was chosen to write the Decla...
  • Lear Storm Play Kent
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    Write a detailed commentary on the extract taken from Act 3, Scene 4 When we read 'King Lear' for the first time we are presented, on the whole, with a pessimistic view of men and society. In other parts of the play Regan, Gone rill and Edmund define treachery, whereas the character of Kent creates a stark contrast, showing us a strong sense of loyalty by following and supporting Lear throughout his torment. Remembering that Kent was betrayed by Lear in the first scene of the play, this emphasiz...
  • Kent State Students Guard 1970
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    Thirty Years Later- Kent State May 4, 2000 Thirty years later, just after noon, the Victory Bell again rings through the green grass of Kent State University's Commons. The bell rings twenty-seven times; one toll for each of the four students killed and nine wounded by the Ohio National Guard May 4, 1970, and 14 times in solidarity for the two students murdered and twelve wounded by Mississippi Highway Patrol at Jackson State University May 15, 1970 Kent State University officials stopped holdin...
  • Clear Vision Lear Kent Gloucester
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    In Shakespeare's classic tragedy, King Lear, the issue of sight and its significance to clear vision is a recurring theme. Shakespeare's principal means of portraying this theme is through the characters of Lear and Gloucester. Although Lear can physically see, he is blind in the sense that he lacks insight, understanding, and direction. In contrast, Gloucester becomes physically blind but gains the type of vision that Lear lacks. It is evident from these two characters that clear vision is not...
  • King Lear's Death Cordelia Daughter Kent
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    King Lear's Death At the end of Shakespeare's play King Lear, Kent and Edgar survive to be offered their power and titles back so that they can jointly rule with Albany. The title character of the play is not so fortunate. Lear enters carrying the dead body of his loving daughter Cordelia, then collapses and dies beside her. Over the years, scholars of Shakespeare have debated whether Lear's death was caused by his joy at believing Cordelia to be alive or his sorrow at believing her to be dead. ...
  • King Lear Theme Father Edgar Kent
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    Throughout the play King Lear, the theme that was well expressed was that of fidelity. It was evident in different relationships such as Kent with King Lear, Cordelia with King Lear, and Edgar with Gloucester. In the beginning of the play, the Earl of Kent is banished from thr kingdom by King Lear due to the fact that he is asking him to think twice about banishing his youngest and most favourite daughter, Cordelia. If Kent were to be seen in England, the penalty would be death. With all of thi...
  • King Lear Kent Shakespeare Wheel
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    Shakespeare: King Lear Good King, that must approve the common saw, Thou out of heavens benediction com " st To the warm sun Approach, thou beacon to this under globe, That by thy comfortable beams I may Peruse this letter. Nothing almost sees miracles But misery. I know tis from Cordelia Who hath most fortunately been informed Of my obscured course, and shall find time From this enormous state, seeking to give Losses their remedies. All weary and o'erwatched, Take vantage heavy eyes, not to beh...
  • Kent State National Guard
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    The Kent State Shooting On the fourth of May, 1970, the world was shocked by what happened on the campus of Kent State. The unnecessary deaths of four students and the wounding and maiming of nine more was enough to shock the world. A peaceful demonstration turned into a blood bath when the National Guard opened fire on the protesters. Students came out on the Kent State campus and scores of others to protest the bombing of Cambodia, a decision of President Nixon's that appeared to expand the Vi...
  • Kent State Massacre Students Day Canfora
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    Allison Krause was a nineteen year old honor student at Kent State. She was quiet and almond eyed. She was known to the people around her as a listener and not a talker. She and her boyfriend, Barry Levine, were among the innocent spectators caught in the shootings on that dreadful day. Allison was known for putting a flower into a guardsman's rifle and saying. "Flowers are better than bullets, Is descent a crime?" Allison was 350 ft. away from the guardsmen that were firing upon the students. ...
  • A Parents Love Goneril And Regan
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    As Shakespeare presents to us a tragic pattern of parental and filial love, in which a prosperous man is divested of power and finally recognizes his "folly", empathy is induced in the audience. In "King Lear", it is noted from the beginning of the play that both Lear and Gloucester suffer from self-approbation and will consequently find revelation by enduring "the rack of this tough world." While Lear mistakenly entrusts the shallow professions of love from his "thankless" daughters - Goneril a...
  • King Lear Blinded By Sight
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    William Shakespeare's King Lear incorporates many themes, some which are even a recurring pattern throughout the play. The matter of vision and insight, or even the lack of it, is an important theme in this play. This theme is elegantly rendered through the characters of King Lear and Gloucester. The lack of insight or blindness in this play is quite symbolic. Blindness is most often defined as physically lacking deficient in the ability to see. In the case of King Lear, blindness and the lack ...
  • King Lear Arrogance Kent Flaws
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    Analyzing King Lear's Tragic Flaws Essay, Research Analyzing King Lear's Tragic Flaws ANALYZING KING LEAR S TRAGIC FLAWS King Lear is a play about a tragic hero, by the name of King Lear, whose flaws get the best of him. A tragic hero must possess three qualities. The first is they must have power, in other words, a leader. King Lear has the highest rank of any leader. He is a king. The next quality is they must have a tragic flaw, and King Lear has several of those. Finally, they must experien...
  • Blinding In King Lear
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    Blindness is a whole different thing than not having the ability for the eye to see an object, according to Shakespeare. It is not a physical quality but a mental flaw that some people possess. This fault in characters exacerbates their ability to understand and it also leads them in the wrong direction. In King Lear written by William Shakespeare, the characters of Gloucester and Lear are victims of this blemish. Although Lear can physically see, he is blind in the sense that he lacks direction...
  • Blindness In King Lear
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    The Theme of Blindness in King Learn the tragedy King Lear, the term blindness has an entirely different meaning. It is not a physical flaw, but the inability of the characters to use their thoughts and emotions to see a person for whom they truly are. They can only read what is presented to them on the surface. King Lear, Gloucester and Albany are three prime examples characters who suffered most by having this flaw. Lear was by far the blindest of the three. Because Lear was the King, one wou...