King Lear is a tragedy unlike any other works written by William Shakespeare. This play focuses on so many aspects that the audience can relate with and it creates a bond between the characters and the audiences, especially with Cordelia. It shows what can happen when evil gains momentum and over throws good. One aspect of the play audiences may relate to is the blindness of King Lear, even though it was not physically blind. Love is blind is a quote that could be used to describe the blindness of King Lear. King Lear is blind when it concerns his two eldest daughter, Goneril and Regan.
He is blind to the fact that the two daughters are using him for his land and title. It takes Lear a very long time to realize that this two seemingly precious daughters have swindled him. Unfortunately, King Lear does not see the true Goneril and Regan in time because evil has already taken its toll. The audience can probably relate to being in love with someone and not truly seeing them for who they really are. Evil is connected with the downfall of King Lear and Cordelia. Like most destruction in the world, evil plays a hand in it.
When it gains momentum, nothing is spared until the evil can end. Once King Lear overcomes his blindness it is too late to stop the evil, because it was give too much time to take over and conquer, and it finds its way to the most innocent of all characters, Cordelia. The audience becomes emotionally attached to Cordelia throughout the play. She is someone the audience takes an instant liking to because of her truthfulness. I can not name another character that I felt so much respect and admiration for. Cordelia is portrayed as a sweet, honest, loving, good person, that is unfortunately an innocent victim of evil.
Bonds within King Lear Essay submitted by Patrick The play of "King Lear" is about a person in search of their own personal identity. In the historical period in which this play is set, the social structure was set in order of things closest to Heaven. Therefore, on Earth, the king was at the top, followed by his noblemen and going all the way down to the basest of objects such as rocks and dirt. ...
In the world, there are too many innocent people falling to hatred and evil. Cordelia’s death is very painful for those who related with her. The momentum of the evil stopped as the helpless Cordelia struggled to get out of the way of the hand of evil and did not succeed. Even though I feel that King Lear is Shakespeare’s greatest work now, I have much to learn about his magical works. Every play I have read to this point had their own good qualities, but I could not relate to the plays or feel for the characters like I did with the play of King Lear.