King Lear Critics

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Flemming on Lear's Change
'Lear does indeed change over the course of the play...'
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Flemming on Lear's Change #2
'...he learns about the importance of true love about all else and realises the consequences of the terrible mistakes he has made.'
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Tony Coult on Blindness/ Flawed Family Union
Lear 'cannot understand that he has been anything but a perfect father'
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Kathleen McKluskie on the presentation of Regan and Goneril/ Women in power
'Goneril and Regan are presented as demons, monsters, anything but human...Women in power can only bring disgrace"
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Hal Halbrook on Lear's personality
'Boisterous, demanding, arrogant'
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Sun about Lear
'Under his clothes, the king is equal to a beggar'
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Edward Dowden on Lear's suffering
'King Lear is the greatest sufferer in Shakespeares play's'
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Stanley of Lear
'The real fool is Lear himself'
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Thorndike on Regan and Goneril
'Inhuman sisters'
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A.C. Bradley on Edmund illegitimacy
'Edmund's illegitimacy...influences our feelings... it separates him from other men'
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Rob Worrall on Gloucester
'Gloucester spends most of the play learning from his mistakes'
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Mark Schwehn on Edgar's disguise
Mark Schwehn on Edgar's disguise 'Edgar's disguise both conceals him and reveals him'
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Sean Lowe on the Fool's purpous
'The full purpous of the Fool is to stress Lear's poor judgement'
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Karen Kay on the theme of Nature
'the theme of nature is used to illustrate the ferocity and disruption of order'
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Sarah Doncaster on animal imagery
'the theme of nature is used to illustrate the ferocity and disruption of order'
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Cunningham on Blindness and Madness
Gloucester finds 'insight through blindness' and Lear finds 'wisdom through madness'
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Emma Smith
'a Christian play about a Pagan world'
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'...he learns about the importance of true love about all else and realises the consequences of the terrible mistakes he has made.'

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Flemming on Lear's Change #2

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Lear 'cannot understand that he has been anything but a perfect father'

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'Goneril and Regan are presented as demons, monsters, anything but human...Women in power can only bring disgrace"

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'Boisterous, demanding, arrogant'

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