- Created by: JessPowell275
- Created on: 10-06-15 12:05
King Lear themes (and very brief outlines of plans that may not make sense to anyone else)
TRAGEDY OF KINGSHIP/ MADNESS
(kingdom/family hamartia, blindness to corruptness, realisation)
love test and division of kingdom, how G+R+Fool realise his madness - hubristic, oed. hubris and good intentions on city
loss of power/ corrupt kingship leads him to madness, G+R take away knights, reversal of power with Cordelia, sennet = asleep on chair - Oed. adresses people as "friends" ALSO setting to reflect this madness (storm) - Oed. "bloodshed...whipped up a strom thats destroying us"
realisation at end of errors in kingship, "my poor fool is hanged", "I am a fond foolish old man.", BUT arguably still mad, Cords death "look here" - Oed "The children?..."
(Lear's kingship/power, storm to mirror madness, good/evil transformations due to blindness)
trans of language, sennet to asleep on chair, plain clothing, proxemics, hubris, etc.
setting to mirror Lear's madness, storm
Edmond's transformation through deceit, G + R transformation of language, also Edgars forced identity and manipulation - all at the hands of blindness
(Lear's foolishness/ending with possible redemption, impossible redemption, divine justice = no redemption)
Initial foolishness and hamartia with ending and cordelias death - pity, redemption?
edgar, g + r evil injustices shows impossible redemption, their fate
no divine justice and nihilistic ending shows no redemption "all cheerless, dark and deadly"
(blindness as a tool of manipulation, lears hamartia and anagnorisis?, blindness to insight with gloucester)
Edmond and Edgar, with Goneril and Regan using blindness
Lear's blind to the corruption he causes, anag. at end
yet insight is too painful, Gloucester