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Jeffrey Cox 14 October 2008 Suffering Professor Paoletti To claim that the characters that suffered most in King Lear are Cordelia, the fool and Gloucester.
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Jeffrey Cox Professor Paoletti ENG 112.022 14 October 2008 Suffering 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. The 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. All three characters are very attached to Lear and must stand by idle as he goes insane. 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
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