King Lear, Searching for Vision
Through the course of the play, King Lear goes through a process of attaining self-knowledge, or true vision of one's self and the world. With this knowledge, he goes through a change of person, much like a caterpillar into a butterfly. In the beginning, King Lear's vanity, and the image and exercise of power dominate his person. But a series of losses (based on his own bad decisions), a 'fool'
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be able to plot against their father. Without the plot of the two sisters then Gloucester would not of lost his eyes to Cornwall and his status because he was guilty of treason. But if non of these events had taken place, than none of them would have gained the knowledge of themselves or of each other. Though most eventually paid for this knowledge with their lives, what would their lives have been without it?