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King Lear. Structure, characters, and themes. King Lear. King Lear. Goneril. Regan. Cordelia. Albany. Cornwall. France. King Lear Characters. Main Plot Primary -- dynamic Protagonist, changes through play Lear Antagonist, character revealed Goneril, Regan Secondary -- static

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King Lear

Structure, characters, and themes

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King Lear

King Lear

Goneril

Regan

Cordelia

Albany

Cornwall

France

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King LearCharacters

Main Plot

  • Primary -- dynamic
    • Protagonist, changes through play
      • Lear
    • Antagonist, character revealed
      • Goneril, Regan
  • Secondary -- static
    • Reflection characters
      • Cordelia, Kent, Fool, France
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King LearCharacters

Sub Plot

  • Good
    • Gloucester, Edgar, change
  • Evil
    • Edmund, character revealed
    • Reflection characters
      • Oswald, Albany, Cornwall, servant to Cornwall
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King LearFoils
  • Character foiling
    • Lear and Gloucester
    • Cordelia and Edgar
    • Goneril/Regan and Edmund
  • Plot foiling
    • Act 1, sc 1 & Act 5, sc 3
    • Act 3, sc 6 and sc 7
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Motifs

Seeing

Judging

Flattery

“the worst”

“unaccomodated man”

Patience

nothing

Imagery

Insults

Foul fiend, madness

Swearing by Gods

Astrology

King LearMotifs and Imagery
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King LearSeeing motif
  • Act 1
    • “Hence and avoid my sight” “Out of my sight!”
    • “See better, Lear”
    • “If it be nothing, I shall not need spectacles”
  • Act 3
    • “Pluck out his eyes”
    • “I would not see thy cruel nails pluck out his poor old eyes”
    • “I shall see the winged vengeance overtake such children”
    • “See it shalt thou never”
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King LearSeeing motif
  • Act 4
    • “I stumbled when I saw”
    • “Might I but live to see thee in my touch, I’d say I had eyes again”
  • Act 5
    • “As for the mercy Which he intends to Lear and to Cordelia, The battle done, and they within our power, Shall never see his pardon”
    • “Do you see this? Look on her, look, her lips, Look there, look there!”
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Motifs

Seeing

Judging

Flattery

“the worst”

“unaccomodated man”

Patience

nothing

Imagery

Insults

Foul fiend, madness

Swearing by Gods

Astrology

King LearMotifs and Imagery
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King LearThemes
  • Parent/child relationship
  • Flattery
  • Madness
  • Judgment
  • Appearance vs. reality
  • world view of Renaissance Christian Humanist and Machiavellian