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Children's Betrayal in King Lear

Summary: Examines William Shakespeare's tragic play, King Lear. Discusses the betrayal of Lear's children and the lack of respect which they show to him. Provides a synopsis of the play.
For many decades the public has been saying that children no longer idolize and respect their parents as they use too, however children may have never respected their parents at all. One of the earliest writers comments this in one of his many famous plays. In King Lear, Shakespeare clearly notes the lack of respect children have for their parents.

The aging king of Britain has just stepped down from his thrown and decides to split up his land among his three daughters, but King Lear makes a bad decision and gives all his land to the oldest daughters. Lear's eldest daughters Regan and Goneril are merciless and don't care about anyone but themselves. King Lear is appalled because he is used to being constantly flattered and looked up to by his subjects. Yet, the oldest daughters don't care and take his land without once...

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