King Lear Essay
In William Shakespeare’s outstanding play, “King Lear”, we witness the break down in Britain that is a tragedy. The title character King Lear is the person who should to be blamed. The first crucial event triggers this tragedy is that King Lear banishes his little daughter, Cordelia from the Kingdom. The king of France, who has courted Cordelia, says that he still wants to marry her even without her land, and she accompanies him to France without her father’s blessing.
Then King Lear other two daughters Regan and Goneril, take over his power and realm, their true natures surface at once. King Lear goes to live with Goneril at first, but she reveals that she plans to treat him like the old man he is while he is under her roof. So Lear decides to stay instead with his other daughter, and he sends Kent ahead to deliver a letter to Regan, preparing her for his arrival. However, Lear realizes that Regan is conspiring with her sister against him. Unable to believe that his beloved daughters are betraying him, Lear slowly goes insane. This event lets King Lear learn that he made a bad decision, he should not trust his two corrupt and deceitful daughters.
Lastly, news arrives that Cordelia has raised an army of French troops that have landed at Dover. Regan and Goneril ready their troops to fight and they head to Dover. Unfortunately, Cordelia has been defeated. The result has come, it’s Cordelia’s death. Lear finally dies out of grief at Cordelia’s passing. King Lear has only himself to blame for the whole tragedy.