There should be a balance contrary to the Lear universe that is faced with

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the power factor. There should be a balance contrary to the Lear universe that is faced with power imbalance making it easier for cases of injustice to thrive. This essay focuses on Justice as one of the fundamental requirements of all civilized societies with reference to the play King Lear, Act IV. “What is the nature of justice and how best can it be served?” Justice as a moral virtue applies ethics in decision making in controversial issues such as civil disobedience, punishment and equal opportunities. It contains what I lawful and fair. In King Lear, characters struggle with justice. For every crime committed, an appropriate and equal punishment should be adopted but for characters in the play, their punishments surpass their crimes by far which is ironical. Gloucester tries to help Lear who is out in the storm and together they are being pushed out of their political positions by a younger generation. In return, he is severely punished by gouging out of his eyes by Regan and Cornwall. He is also stripped of his political office. The punishment is inappropriate and he blames the injustice on the gods. “As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport.”(IV.i.36-37).Gloucester strongly believes that the gods impact the outcomes of people’s lives following the punishment levied on him. Lear is also unfairly
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Surname 3 punished for being a selfish man who values public display of affection over honesty. He banishes Cordelia and Kent and in return, he is banished from his home, experiences madness and loses his loved ones. Even with unfair punishments, characters endure and become better people in the society. Albany, a character that is not famous in the play comes out to defend justice and says that Cornwall should pay for blinding Gloucester. He believes in an eye for eye as stipulated in the old code of Hammurabi. The code clearly stated that someone whose eyes were gouged also had the legal rights to gouge out his/her assailants eye or obtain the value of the eye from the assailant. He dies at his servant’s hands. Albany is happy that the gods have
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