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But whether Shakespeare confirmed or subverted the el rey lear of a providential order is secondary to me. The power of this play relays in the ongoing paradoxes that coexist in all the characters as it does in human nature, el rey lear they all display an irrepressible tendency for extreme cruelty, envy and greed that is counterbalanced with a great capacity for forgiveness, repentance and love.


How can divine justice fit the randomness of an untamed nature that punishes the innocent without apparent purpose? They kill us for their sport.

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Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality. Love is what keeps us going.

el rey lear Without love, children would be orphans, lovers sterile and Kings, beggars. From Harold Bloom's essay: He reveals evidence that his father knows of an impending French invasion designed to reinstate Lear to the throne; and in fact a French army has landed in Britain.

Once Edmund leaves with Goneril to warn Albany about the invasion, Gloucester is arrested, and Regan and Cornwall gouge out Gloucester's eyes.

As he is doing so, a servant is overcome with rage by what he is witnessing and el rey lear Cornwall, mortally wounding him.


Regan kills the servant, and tells Gloucester that Edmund betrayed him; then she turns him out to wander the heathtoo. Act IV[ edit ] Edgar, in his madman's el rey lear, meets his blinded father on the heath.


Gloucester, sightless and failing to el rey lear Edgar's voice, begs him to lead him to a cliff at Dover so that he may jump to his death.

Goneril discovers that she finds Edmund more attractive than her honest husband Albany, whom she regards as cowardly.

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Albany has developed a conscience — he is disgusted by the sisters' treatment of Lear el rey lear Gloucester -- and denounces his wife.

Goneril sends Edmund back to Regan. After receiving news of El rey lear death, she fears her newly widowed sister may steal Edmund and sends him a letter through Oswald. Now alone with Lear, Kent leads him to the French army, which is commanded by Cordelia. But Lear is half-mad and terribly embarrassed by his earlier follies.

At Regan's instigation, Albany joins his forces with hers against the French.

Goneril's suspicions about Regan's motives are confirmed and returned, as Regan rightly guesses the meaning of her letter and declares to Oswald that she is el rey lear more appropriate match for Edmund.

Edgar pretends to lead Gloucester to a cliff, then changes his voice and tells Gloucester he has miraculously survived a great fall.

Lear appears, by now completely mad. He rants that the whole world is corrupt and runs off. Oswald appears, still looking for Edmund.

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On Regan's orders, he tries to kill Gloucester but is killed by Edgar. In Oswald's pocket, Edgar finds Goneril's letter, in which she encourages Edmund to kill her husband and take her as his wife. Kent el rey lear Cordelia take charge of Lear, whose madness quickly passes.

Regan, Goneril, Albany, and Edmund meet el rey lear their forces. Albany insists that they fight the French invaders but not harm Lear or Cordelia. The two sisters lust for Edmund, who has made promises to both.