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King Lear, Analyzing Edmund

Summary: Discusses the play King Lear by William Shakespeare. Provides a character analysis of the villain Edmund. Reveals how his greedy, selfish behavior leads to a tragic end.
Edmund is a very interesting character in the tragedy King Lear. He is the bastard son of Gloucester. In fact, he is young, smart and attractive. However, he is an immoral villain. He betrayed his brother, his father, pretended to love both Regan and Goneril, and planned to kill Lear and Cordelia. All criminals were committed just for him to get more and more power.

The main plot was about King Lear and his daughters. The subplot, which was about Gloucester and his sons, simply repeats the theme of the main story. Too blind to see the real love of his beloved child, King Lear was betrayed by his evil children. Gloucester could not identify the real nature of his sons either. He ended up being ruined by Edmund.

Edmund wanted to take everything from Edgar. In his first soliloquy in scene 2 act I, he confirms...

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