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Lear and Family

Summary: Family is what defines one's character and identity. Shakespeare's tragic play, King Lear, presents a ruling family and how its members' relationships affect one another. The crumbling relationship between King Lear and his daughters exemplifies his struggle to maintain his role in his family and his identity within the state. Lear explains that human nature is marked by a desire for more than just the necessities one already has. Lear needs more than the necessities of life not only to survive but to keep his identity. However, Lear mistakes these needs and misidentifies himself based on his titles than what he truly needs: his family.
The Importance of Family Family is what defines one's character and identity.

Shakespeare's

tragic play, King Lear, presents a ruling family and how its members' relationships

affect one another. The crumbling relationship between King Lear and his daughters

exemplifies his struggle to maintain his role in his family and his identity within

the state. Lear explains that human nature is marked by a desire for more than just

the necessities one already has. Lear needs more than the necessities of life not

only to survive but to keep his identity. However, Lear mistakes these needs and

misidentifies himself based on his titles than what he truly needs: his family.

King Lear gives a prime example of how relationships between a father and his

daughters can result in destruction, chaos, and insanity. In Act 2, scene 4, of

Shakespeare's play, King Lear's two eldest daughters Goneril and Regan refuse to...

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