Effects Of Homelessness In King Lear

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his mind when he notices a strange attitude of Edgar and he has pity for him. Especially, when Gloucester ask him for getting a shelter says: First let me talk with this philosopher./To Edgar. What is the cause of thunder?. (III.iv.162-163). Lear contemplates the miserable state of Edgar (disguised as Tom) whose poverty and nakedness reflect how gods are cruel and unjust to them. Again he asks heavens to be more just with them: "…O, I have ta 'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp, Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them, And show the heavens more just." (III.vi.32-41). In fact, King Lear did not really think about the plight of homelessness. This is the first time that the "poor naked wretches" have been recognized in his kingdom because he has not done enough to solve the problem of displaced persons. The mercy of Lear is driven by good conscience to acknowledge that it was his duty to done something to help those when he had authority. Also, Even while Lear teeters on the brink of insanity, he feels pity for the Fool. When Fool exists, Lear says: Poor naked wretches, whereso 'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,

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