King Lear as a tragic hero

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In a writing of Shakespeare's play "King Lear", the main character is King Lear who starts off as a respected and powerful king. As the story progresses the king loses his power because of his own stupidity and blindness. The tragedy of this play is shown through the daughters of the king, the fool, and finally when Lear's sanity is tested. At the beginning of the play, King Lear is powerful and harsh. He decides …

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…lost all of his family. The two people that he trusted most were the same people, that in the end were the cause of his down fall. And the people he did not trust were the ones who truly loved him and tried to protect Lear but, Lear would not believe that he needed protection from his own daughters. This was not true and at the end of the play the former king had died.