William Shakespeare | Literature Criticism William B. Bache

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of William Shakespeare.
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William B. Bache

SOURCE: "Lear as Old Man-Father-King," in CLA Journal Vol. XIX, No. 1, September, 1975, pp. 1-9.

In the following essay, Bache chronicles Lear's growth throughout the play, from his desire for a son to his acceptance of his daughter.

One of the genuine pleasures of reading Shakespeare comes from the vivid glimpses he gives us into the felt life of a play; that is, into the human life rendered by a play. If, however, we are not careful, Shakespeare's fine touches about human beings and their behavior trick us into making the romantic mistake of believing that these characters really lived. For Shakespeare shared with Chaucer the rare genius of being able to surprise us with shrewd insights into reality and thus to provoke our perception about reality. In part perhaps it is our delight in gossip, our...

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