As Roman emperor Claudius said

As Roman emperor Claudius said - quite witty and relatively...

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As Roman emperor Claudius said, “No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing.” The worst suffering a person can go through is watching someone they love slowly destroy everything they have built and not be able to do anything about it. Characters in “King Lear” suffer as they ineffectively try and help Lear come to realizations about himself and his daughters. The three characters that suffer the most in the play are Cordelia, the fool and Gloucester. The suffering begins with Lear’s unfair and unreasonable banishment of his youngest daughter Cordelia. Cordelia is persecuted by Lear for revealing her true feelings: “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave / My heart into my mouth. I love your majesty / According to my bond, no more nor less” (1.1.92-93). Cordelia The fool is the character that suffers the second most out of the play. The fool, who seems to be
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Unformatted text preview: quite witty and relatively smart is forced to follow around Lear and his posse. The fool tries to point out Lears flaws in thinking but is constantly disregarded. The fool must have been very frustrated, having to watch as people, ungratefully hurt each other for nothing more than misunderstandings and unnecessary power. The fool seems to dies off somewhere in act ?. The fool was doomed from the beginning. Gloucester suffers the most out of any character in the play. Gloucester is betrayed by his bustard son Edmund. Gloucester has his eyes gauged out by his guest, Cornwall. Harming your host was very frowned upon in society. Gloucest must stand by and do nothing as Lear slowly goes crazy. Gloucester unknowingly blames Edgar....
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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2009 for the course MUS 187 taught by Professor M during the Summer '09 term at Anne Arundel CC.

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