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  • King Lear Edmund Edgar Gloucester
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    King Lear Summary The play, "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, starts with noblemen Kent and Gloucester having a conversation and the audience finds out that Gloucester has two sons. Edgar who is his heir, and Edmund his unimportant son. This info. leads to the mini-plot. Then, Lear enters to say that he is going to end his life's tasks and problems. He then points to the map, he tells the people there that he will split his land into three parts. They are going to be given to his three daughte...
  • Their Attraction To Edmund
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    Shakespeare' King Lear is a story of treachery and deceit. The villainy of the play knows no bounds. Family lines are ignored in an overwhelming quest for power. This villainy is epitomized in the character of Edmund, bastards on of the Earl of Gloucester. Edmund is displayed as a ' most toad-spotted traitor. ' When we first see Edmund, he is already knee deep in treachery. His need for power has already clouded his mind to the extent that his first act is a double-cross of his own brother. Edmu...
  • Complex Main Characters In Plays
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    King Lear Essay Shakespeare has written dozens of plays and in each one he has included some of the most complex characters ever put on stage. Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth are just a few examples of these great characters that will always remain in our memories. However, standing beside the complex main characters in plays such as King Lear and Hamlet, there are secondary characters of equal, if not greater complexity. In King Lear, secondary characters such as Edmund, Edgar, and Cordelia are di...
  • Downfall Of Edmund
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    Good vs. Evil In William Shakespeare's King Lear, both good and evil meet with ironic demises. The very brother whom Edmund betrayed is the one who destroys him. Regan vanity and pretense bring about her downfall. His own good and trusting nature shatter the life of King Lear. These three characters faults and virtues lead to their utter annihilation. First of all, the downfall of Edmund is ironic in that its instigator is Edgar, the brother Edmund sought to betray. Edmund believed that those ar...
  • Edgar And Edmund
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    In King Lear, the villainous but intelligent Edmund, with more than a brief examination into his character, has understandable motivations outside of the base purposes with which he might at first be credited. Edmund is a character worthy of study, as he seems to be the most socially complex character of the play. In a sense, he is both victim and villain. Edmund is introduced into the play in the opening scene with his father, Gloucester, stating that he acknowledges him as his son, but publicl...
  • Evil Edmund Displays In The Play
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    Shakespeare's King Lear is a story of treachery and deceit. The villainy of the play knows no bounds. Family lines are ignored in an overwhelming quest for power. This villainy is epitomized in the character of Edmund, bastard son of the Earl of Gloucester. Terms to describe Edmund might include young, ambitious, evil, manipulative, calculating, power-hungry, cruel, hateful and deceitful. Through Edmund's actions, words and the opinions of the other players the audience comes to an understanding...
  • Edmund And His Brother Edgar
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    The development of the character is a genuinely important asset to the presentation of a story. Shakespeare is no stranger to producing a strong representation of his cast through different development methods. In the tragedy King Lear, the character Edmund, who is the illegitimate son to the Earl of Gloucester, is almost immediately presented to the audience as a villain. Shakespeare does this through the usage of monologues and his relation to other characters throughout the play. However, des...
  • Final Scene After Edmund
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    Desire is a quality inherent to every human being. Each person possesses within themselves certain cravings, whether they be good or bad, saintly or malicious, frivolous or practical. In fact, the play King Lear clearly states that the desire for something greater than basic needs is what separates man from beast. While most people attempt to protect themselves from being overcome with their own greed and desire, some simply give into this deadly vice. They allow their lives to become focused so...

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