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    King Lear

    I am currently reading King Lear, and I have one question..

    How is edgars story an effective counterpoint to the events in lears family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaomgvick View Post
    How is edgar's story an effective counterpoint to the events in lear's family?
    Lear disowns his angelic daughter, Cordelia: Gloucester his son dutiful, Edgar. The two fathers pay dearly for such poor judgement - with desolation and, finally, with death.

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    Both fathers are unable to distinguish between sincere love- love that does not need too many words, but is communicated through the power of feelings- and mere, evil flattery exercised by Edmund (in Gloucester's case), and Goneril and Regan (in Lear's case).
    None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.
    -Goethe

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    Quote Originally Posted by amalia1985 View Post
    Both fathers are unable to distinguish between sincere love...and mere, evil flattery
    By the end of the play, Lear and Gloucester can distinguish better but, as Edgar says, 'the Gods are just' and punish a man's foolishness remorselessly.

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    By the end of the play, Lear and Gloucester can distinguish better but, as Edgar says, 'the Gods are just' and punish a man's foolishness remorselessly.


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