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Essay | The Emotions of King Lear

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The Emotions of King Lear

Summary: In William Shakespeare's "King Lear," the title character displays overwhelming pride, security and obstinacy as he moves through rebellious anger, despair and madness, patience to humility, and to a new recognition of truth and good.
"From over whelming pride, security and obstinacy, Lear moves through rebellious anger, despair and madness, patience to humility, and to a new recognition of truth and good"

Describe where in the play Lear exhibits the above emotions and reactions and why experiences them.

King Lear completes an entire reversal in relation to his attitude during this play. He starts of a head-strong, proud and extremely self-righteous man, then during the play, as he gives away his kingdom and becomes a mere pawn in a game in which is being controlled by his two daughters, Gonerill and Regan, he is almost forced to become more of a common man, rather then a king, so he becomes less self-righteous, and more caring, and in a form of weird irony, during his madness, he reaches humility.

Lear's entire persona is put on display in the very first scene...

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