Misogynistic Women In King Lear

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On the contrary, the traditional viewpoints of romantic love cause males to be to some extent misogynistic or mistreat women. Most of the main male characters tend to see them as a prize to “win” through romantic gestures, rather than genuinely having an emotional connection and a love that is more kin deep. In Shakespeare’s King Lear there are very few main female characters, only one is presented in a positive way. Despite this, all three female characters are “handled” in the same way. As McAlindon (1991) states, “King Lear “indicates that main source all injustice in society is the loss of human kindness and imaginative sympathy.” This implies that through the mistreatment of women, as Lear betrays his only faithful daughter, Cordelia

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