King Lear’s Emotional Stages
Throughout the play King Lear, Shakespeare portrays King Lear as a
normal human being with a very complex and fragile character. In this very
sentimental play, Shakespeare places Lear through the worst anguish of his
life (Bruhl 312). The anguish Lear goes through helps him finally realize that
human nature is not always loving, caring, and giving as his kingship
disguises him to think. One may describe the mental states Lear
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