king lear - Matt Kepler English 205 Section 0109 The Use of...

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Matt Kepler English 205 Section 0109 The Use of Language to Promote Forgiveness Opening with a intricate tale of intrigue and betrayal, King Lear jumps directly into a web of lies and deceit . As soon as the first act the plan of the sisters to deceive their father begins to come into action . In this environment truth can hardly be derived from the deception of those around the King . It is in this context that King Lear turns away from his loyal daughter, Cordelia, and seeks the “love” of his other fallacious offspring . Cordelia is shunned and sent away to the French King, without so much as a goodbye from her crazed father . The King is promptly betrayed by his disloyal daughters and sent out into the stormy weather to fend for himself . Meanwhile, Cordelia has not forgotten her father and is assembling a force to come and rescue him from the clutches of her sisters, even though her father had disowned her . She never gives up hope that Lear will discover the truth and love her again as she does him . Lear uses the scene in act 4 to show both the selfless forgiveness shown by Cordelia and the humility expressed by King Lear . Nearing the end of act 4, the King runs into his daughter Cordelia for the first time
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 160 taught by Professor Mack during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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king lear - Matt Kepler English 205 Section 0109 The Use of...

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