Role Of Disturbed Characters In King Lear

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In Shakespeare’s play King Lear, the protagonist, is a very disturbed character. Lear is the King of Britain. In his elderly years, he decides to pass his kingdom to his three daughters Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. He will only pass the kingdom and his wealth to them if they express how much they love their father. To make a long play short, Regan and Goneril greatly exaggerate their love. Cordelia tells Lear she loves him as much as a daughter should love their father. Lear gets furious and banishes her from his kingdom. Lear gets kicked out of his own castle eventually by his two “loving” daughters. The author thinks this section reveals Lear’s narcissistic personality. Lear seems to be obsessed with how much he appears to be loved,

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