King Lear Essay | The Value of King Lear to Modern Society

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The Value of King Lear to Modern Society

Summary: Examines the value of Shakespeare's King Lear to a modern audience. Describes how value is dependent upon human interpretations and modern perspectives.
Over the diverse blend of responder's a modern audience encompasses, King Lear will clearly hold varied values. However no value obtained will be limited, just different. Through exploring two alternate interpretations it is clear the value a responder gains from King Lear is dependant on each individual's perspective. While a contemporary, `new age' may find only partial merit in a classical, Aristotelian tragedy interpretation, an intellectual or Shakespeare enthusiast may appreciate and gain much value from this traditional representation. On the other hand, this same intellectual may obtain minimal value from a more contemporary interpretation accentuating the aspects of family drama, whereas a `new age' responder may attain the value they desire. A responder's context surely influences the value obtained from King Lear,

Generally, an interpretation highlighting the Aristotelian tragedy closely examines how a fatal character flaw eventually ruins a hero or...

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