This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: of Cordellia not to take part in the giving of speeches. While King Lear is upset that Cordellia will not consent to his wishes I believe that deep down inside King Lear is testing his daughters to see who will say whatever it takes to please him rather than showing him true love and affection. Conversely it may be possible that this is not a test at all and perhaps King Lear really is as dense as he seems. It will only be a test of time until we find out if we have seen true feelings and emotions or if Goneril’s and Regan’s speeches were simply “lip-service” as we would call it these days. As far as the language used I do not see any hints as to what he believes the outcome will be. It seems as though he truly does believe every word Goneril and Regan say to him. It should be interesting to see what will come in the following pages....
View Full Document