In the play, King Lear by William Shakespeare, King Learns character, actions and loss and regain of identity is reflected through his three daughters, General, Reagan and Cornelia. Both Reagan and General show material love. Goner” mirrors Learns brutal, harsh side and beginning of his loss of identity. In the play, General will only accept a situation only if in her full command. This can be shown when, General tells that his solders are “disordered, so debauched and bold”, that the “court, infected with their manners/Shows like a riotous inn” (1.
. 256) eventually asking him to lessen the amount of knights. Goner” wants to gain control over Lear, by reducing his knights, but Lear does not want to because he believes he still has control, stating his knights as “men of choice and rarest parts. ” Similar to General’s actions, Lear will only accept situation if in his full command. In Act 1 Scene 1, Lear asks all his daughters to flatter him, however he was rejected by Cornelia, eventually resulting in Cordillera’s encashment and discontent.
Goner”, not only reflects Learns actions against Cornelia, she also reflects Learns loss of power and identity. When she asks Lear to lessen his amount, it is clear that General will gain full control over Lear, eventually causing Lear to question who he truly Is. As Lear begins to lose his identity, he can see his reflection of brutality and harshness through his daughters, when they begin to overpower him. And regain of Identity Is reflected through his three daughters,
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