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Shakespeare's King Lear / An Analysis of all the things King Lear Learns
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In 5 pages, the author analyses all the thinks that King Lear learns in William Shakespeare's King Lear. "'The Tragedy of King Lear' is, as its title claims, a tragedy that was written by William Shakespeare. Both the primary plot and the sub-plot in the play contain tragic elements and great suffering. It is the story of fate stepping in and deciding Lear's actions for him. Lear's fate was not a good one. Unlike some of Shakespeare's protagonists, Lear thought himself great. He was wrong. He had an eye-opening experience, but by then, it was too late. During his journey though life, King Lear learned a great many things. In order to fully understand the play, these things must be analyzed." Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Comparison of Dante from 'Inferno' and King Lear from Shakespeare's 'King Lear'
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In 5 pages the author discusses the similarities and differences between Dante and King Lear. ''King Lear' is a tragedy that was written by William Shakespeare. 'Inferno' is part one of a three-part story, which was written by Dante Alighieri. Although both stories are tragedies and contain great suffering, Dante is without a doubt the stronger of the two characters. The men share a commonality of fate stepping in and deciding their actions for them. Dante's fate, however was a much better one than Lear's was. Dante thought himself unworthy and Lear thought himself great. They were both wrong. Both men had eye-opening experiences. In Lear's case, it was too late.'
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A Critical Analysis of William Shakespeare's "King Lear"
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A 7 page paper which specifically examines how Lear is to blame for the tragedies which befall him; how Lear's suffering forces him to change and show pity; the point at which Lear discovers who really loves him; how the Gloucester/Edmund/Edgar subplot parallels the primary plot of Lear and his daughters; what Lear learns with Cordelia's death; and how authority transfers from Lear to Edgar, and how Edgar learns what Lear learned, which is why he becomes the legitimate ruler of the kingdom at the play's conclusion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and Groucho Marx’ “Duck Soup”
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This 5 page report makes a comparison between Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and Grouch Marx’s “Rufus T. Firefly” from the 1933 movie “Duck Soup.” Both rely on the audience’s expectations as part of the larger story. In “King Lear” those expectations are justifiably founded. In “Duck Soup,” expectations are turned upside down and made ridiculous. “King Lear” serves as one of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedies in terms of the madness, intrigue, and political warfare that takes place in the context of the rule of just one man. The madness, intrigue, and warfare of “Duck Soup” demonstrate the ludicrous nature of vanity and its results. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Richard VIII And King Lear
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A 5 page evaluation of the roles these two kings played within the confines of their individual plays. 'King Lear' by Shakespeare, and 'A Man or All Seasons' by Robert Bolt are the plays under examination. The evaluation of the two kings is in context of their effectiveness in relationship to those around them. Being that they are both kings of great influence they are incredibly effective in most regards. This, of course, is not to say that their effectiveness could be deemed as positive in most cases, but that their personalities and their positions predestined them to effectiveness. No additional sources cited.
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Comparison of Twelfth Night and King Lear
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An 8 page paper comparing and contrasting these two Shakespeare plays. In terms of contrast, there are few of Shakespeare's plays that have more points of difference between them than "King Lear" and "Twelfth Night." "King Lear" is the darkest tragedy Shakespeare wrote; "Twelfth Night" is a rousing, bawdy comedy that has lost nothing in the 350 years that have passed since it was written. In spite of their obvious differences, there are similarities as well, the greatest of which is that all is not as it seems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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King Lear's Britain / A World Ruled by Evil ?
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A 10 page paper analyzing the twin plots and three character groupings in Shakespeare's play. The paper shows that each of Lear's characters has some goodness (or at least a readily-understood motivation for his misdeeds), and that it takes mitigating circumstances to bring out his or her wicked behavior. Thus, King Lear's Britain is not truly a world ruled by evil; it was Lear's sin in the beginning that sparks the later evil in the play. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.
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Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres": Departure From Shakespeare's "King Lear"
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5 pages in length. Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres" has long been compared to Shakespeare's "King Lear"; while there are many similarities to the classic play, one can readily argue that there are just as many departures from "King Lear," as well. One of the most pertinent departures addresses women and their place in society, with the overt implications of fear and control represent the role women play in Smiley's "A Thousand Acres." Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Fool in King Lear
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A 4 page paper which discusses the character of the fool in King Lear. The foundation of the discussion is that of the fool having been referred to as 'the uncanniest character in Shakespeare.' This is analyzed as well as the incident of the fool leaving halfway through the story, never to appear again. The paper utilizes the work of Harold Bloom in 'Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human' as well as 'King Lear.' No additional sources cited.
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Kingship And Downfall In Beowulf And Lear
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A 5 page paper comparing Beowulf and Shakespeare's King Lear in terms of the protagonists' deaths at the end of their respective works of literature. The paper observes that Beowulf's overconfidence caused him to die precisely as he wanted -- a hero -- while Lear's vanity caused him to die a tragic and humbled death. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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King Lear and Cordelia
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A 5 page essay exploring the irony of Cordelia's continued love and loyalty for and to her father, King Lear, despite his mistreatment of her. The irony is seen in the fact that when Lear finally realizes and can admit his mistake to Cordelia, it is too late. His curse of her has been acted upon. This writer supports the opinion that the Fool is actually Cordelia in disguise and cites text that suggest this is, in fact, true. No additional sources cited.
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The Problems of Old Age in King Lear
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A five page paper which considers the ways in which the attributes and problems of old age in modern society are dealt with in Shakespeare’s King Lear, both in terms of the character of Lear himself and his interaction with his family. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Shakespeare's King Lear and the Apocalypse
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This 7 page paper considers the views of society regarding the apocalypse and how we can see these perceptions which originate from the bible brought to life in the literary works of the time. The example chosen is King Lear, a pagan king who has many flaws. The bibliography sites 5 sources.
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King Lear & His Multi-faceted Personality
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A 7 page paper examining King Lear in terms of the statement 'The power of Shakespeare's plays is that they present man simultaneously in all his aspects.' It argues that in Lear Shakespeare created a character who encompasses good and evil, power and weakness, greed and generosity -- in short, all human attributes -- within one personality, and does so convincingly. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Hamlet, King Lear and Oedipus Rex/A Comparison
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A 5 page comparison of "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "Oedipus Rex." The writer argues that while the three plays are, of course, totally different as to plot and characterization, they also have points of similarity. While such things as deception, murder and revenge create the prime motivating factors for tragedy, when these factors combine with the intense feelings that occur within familial relationships, they serve to intensify the tragic aspects of a narrative line. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Protagonist's Search for Identity in King Lear
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A 5 page analysis of the development of Lear's own character. The writer demonstrates how the play chronicles Lear's growth until his suffering is made complete by his realization of the part he played in his own downfall and the tragedy in general. No additional sources cited.
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The Nature of Love in King Lear
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A 10 page research paper concerning conditional and unconditional love as shown by the characters in Shakespeare's play. The writer argues a relevant thesis and details the nature of types of love and how each character exemplifies it, with emphasis upon Lear and Cordelia. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Kinglea
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King Lear / Appearance Vs. Reality
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A strong, 6 pages analysis of how King Lear is a study in duality. The theme of appearance versus reality is a reoccurring one throughout the play and as the writer demonstrates, nothing is as it seems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Dramatic Structures and Themes of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' 'Othello' & 'King Lear'
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A 5 page paper which compares the relationships between the themes and dramatic structures of three of William Shakespeare's most popular plays, Hamlet, Othello and King Lear. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Power of Religious Redemption in William Shakespeare’s 'King Lear'
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A 5 page paper which focuses on the nature of evil in William Shakespeare’s play, 'King Lear,' and Shakespeare’s attempts to analyzed its origin, whether human or divine, in a primarily pagan Elizabethan England. There is an attempt to provide student understanding, through character analysis, to the question: Does Shakespeare provide any evidence that qualities of Christian mercy promises salvation from sin? Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Fool in King Lear
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A 5 page paper about the character of the Fool in King Lear. The writer describes why the Fool acts as the only character with wisdom and insight, and the dramatic effect that this serves. No additional sources cited.
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Comparison of Three Passages in Act I of William Shakespeare's "King Lear" (I.i.95-93), (I.i.148-159), and (I.iv.106-126)
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A 5 page paper which compares three passages from Act I of William Shakespeare's "King Lear" (I.i.95-93), (I.i.148-159), and (I.iv.106-126), to determine the significance or pattern that arises when the passages are read alongside each other. Also considered is the language itself used in these passages with close attention not only to what is said but how it is said by the characters.
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Dramatic Structures and Themes of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” “Othello” & “King Lear”
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A 5 page paper which compares the relationships between the themes and dramatic structures of three of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays, "Hamlet," "Othello" and "King Lear." Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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King Lear / Goneril's Soliloquy
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A 4 page paper in which King Lear's eldest daughter, Goneril, explains her wicked behavior toward her father; her husband, Edmund; and her sisters, Regan and Cordelia from her own, positive rationale. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Death and Dying in William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of King Lear" and Johann von Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther"
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A 5 page paper which compares and contrast the protagonists' views on death and how they speak of their own dying in William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of King Lear" and Johann von Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther," concentrating on one key passage from each work, and closely analyzing how the emotions of each man are expressed. No additional sources are used.
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The Significance of Taking a Breath in King Lear
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6 pages in length. An analytical look at the specific importance of taking a breath in Shakespeare's "King Lear." Using several instances from the play -- as well as quotes from others -- the writer highlights Shakespeare's purposeful use of this otherwise common human activity. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources.
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Shakespeare's King Lear: Romantic Literature
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Shakespeare's King Lear is a study in the art of writing on a myriad of levels. This 5 page paper asserts that within the play is an element of Romanticism that wasn't defined until a century after the play was written. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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King Lear & The Question Of Man
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This 4 page paper examines the William Shakespeare play, King Lear in terms of how it inherently attempts to answer the question, "What is man?"
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Anger Conflicts in Hamlet, Othello & King Lear
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A 3 page paper on the anger-based emotional conflicts in Shakespeare's works: Hamlet, Othello and King Lear. The basis for this anger and the results of the anger-induced behavior by the works' protagonists is presented within the family structure. Bibliography list 1 source.
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A Comparison of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” With Sir Laurence Olivier’s Interpretation of the Character
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A 5 page paper which analyzes the original William Shakespeare play, "King Lear," then compares it with the interpretation of the TV film version starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Shakespeare’s “King Lear” as an Example of the Tragic Hero
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This 4 page essay discusses the concept of the tragic hero, using Shakespeare’s “King Lear” as an example. The tragic hero traditionally chooses his good by an act of will and suffers from its corresponding evil. Tragedy is thus morally simple, however psychologically complex it may be. It is a strategy for choosing between alternatives and experiencing the consequences of that choice. No secondary sources.
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A Comparison & Contrast of Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran” With William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of King Lear”
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A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts Akira Kurosawa’s 1985 film, “Ran” with William Shakespeare’s play, “The Tragedy of King Lear” to determine whether or not the film is a successful adaptation, remaining true to the theme of the play, but occasionally deviating to reflect a Japanese historical perspective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Shakespeare's King Lear / The Earl of Gloucester's Subplot and Role in the Play
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In 5 pages, the author discusses the subplot of the Earl of Gloucester and his role in William Shakespeare's King Lear. No other sources are cited.
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King Lear and Oedipus As Tragic Heroes
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A 5 page paper discussing Lear and Oedipus as tragic heroes, as defined by Aristotle. Cites characteristics of each figure, discussing each man's basic goodness and his sense of right and wrong and how each deals with violations of his own conscience. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Old Age as Depicted in Shakespeare's "King Lear" and Rembrandt's Self Portrait
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A 5 page observation that old age is a subject which can be presented quite differently by different forms of art and artists. While the graphic arts have the capability of best illustrating the physical effects of old age, literature can be contended to best represent the spiritual and social effects of old age. Perhaps the best contrast of this difference in presentation can be found in the work of two of the greatest artists of all time, Rembrandt and Shakespeare. While Rembrandt was a indisputable master of the canvas and brush, Shakespeare was a master of the pen. Two of their most obvious depictions of old age which can serve as a point of comparison are Shakespeare's "King Lear" and Rembrandt's self portrait during the latter years of his life.
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King Lear / Always A Positive Outcome
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A 5 page paper discussing the view that no matter how much adversity Lear faced, there was always a way for him to rectify things, that he was always in control and each decision would ultimately reap a positive end. Argument uses only Shakespeare's play. No additional sources cited.
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The Transformation of Shakespeare’s Lear
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A five page paper looking at the way suffering transforms William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” from an arrogant, dictatorial king into a man who realizes the folly of his ways. The paper shows that he is brought down by his own vanity, but humbled by his recognition that he has brought it upon himself. No additional sources.
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Natural Law in Shakespeare’s “King Lear”
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A five page paper looking at the Elizabethan concept of natural law in relation to this play by William Shakespeare. The paper asserts that Shakespeare’s audiences believed that there was a natural, cosmic order of things ordained by God, and Lear violated it so many times in the first act alone that the tragic results were his just desserts. No additional sources.
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King Lear / Analysis Of Double Plot
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A 5 page paper analyzing the twin plots of Shakespeare's play -- that of the dispossession of Lear by his two evil daughters, and the usurpation of Gloucester's lands and power by his illegitimate son. The paper shows that the moral of both stories is the same: that we do not always judge our children according to their merits, but rather by the show they put on -- and when we misjudge those closest to us in this way, disaster cannot help but result. No additional sources cited.
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Irony in Lear, Tartuffe, and Achebe
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A 5 page analysis of three works-- Shakespeare's King Lear, Moliere's Tartuffe, and Achebe's No Longer at Ease—in order to discuss the role that irony places in the creation of literature. No additional sources cited.
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King Lear / Was He Truly Mad ?
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A 7 page paper discussing whether the protagonist of Shakespeare's play was really mad. The paper concludes that at the beginning of the play he was only mildly senile, but was gradually driven mad over the course of five acts from shock, humiliation, and grief. No additional sources cited.
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Earthly vs. Divine Justice In King Lear
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A 6 page paper contrasting the varying ways justice is defined in this epic work by Shakespeare. The paper concludes that 'earthly justice' is dispensed according to subjective human affections and can thus be either merciful or cruel, while 'divine justice', or the forcible return of events to the way they were originally ordained to be, is completely objective but not always what humans would call 'fair.'Bibliography lists four sources.
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The Search For Meaning In King Lear & Macbeth
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A 6 page paper looking at these two Shakespearean plays in terms of twentieth-century psychologist Viktor Frankl's theories on the relationship of suffering and meaning in life. The paper concludes that both Shakespeare and Frankl show that without a sense of meaning whose ground is in the self, life has no meaning at all. Bibliography lists four sources.
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Disguise and Deception in Shakespeare's 'King Lear'
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A six page paper looking at these two interrelated themes in Shakespeare's classic tragedy. The paper traces the recurring motif of disguise in the play and shows how it can be used aggressively, to harm or conquer, or defensively, to protect oneself from attack. No additional sources.
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Othello's Iago vs. King Lear's Edmund
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A well-written 3 page essay in which the writer compares Iago and Edmund as two villainous characters-- neither of them at all admirable. Parallels are drawn between the two and sufficient evidence is given to support the thesis that we should not sympathize with either one of them. No Bibliography.
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'Antony & Cleopatra' vs. 'King Lear' / The Villain as Himself
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A 5 page paper looking at both these plays by William Shakespeare in terms of the playwright's use of villains. The paper shows that in both these plays, the protagonist is at least partly responsible -- through the shortcomings of his own character -- for his own defeat. No additional sources cited.
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Motif of Disguise in "King Lear"
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A 5 page paper on disguises and deception in Shakespeare's play. The writer details the use of both physical and emotional disguises by the characters, and how this works to advance the plot and also to describe characters. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Analysis of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," "King Lear," and "The Winter's Tale"
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A 5 page paper which examines moral issues in a trio of Shakespearean plays. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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King Lear and His Daughters
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This 6 page paper talks about the relationship that the king, of Shakespeare's King Lear, has with his daughters. The plot, as it concerns the relationships, is discussed. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia are each evaluated in terms of their personalities and how they relate to their father. No additional sources cited.
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The Unities of Literature -- “Oedipus Rex,” “King Lear,” and Neoclassicism
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This 18 page report discusses the three unities in literature of time, place, and action and the fact that each has its own set of specific rules. When comparing Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and Sophocles “Oedipus Rex” in light of how the three unities are followed, it becomes clear where Shakespeare deviated but Sophocles’ work is representative of the formula. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Is King Lear to Blame?
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(5 pp) In the modern world would we blame an eighty- year old man for much of anything? We might say, to ourselves, he didn't know what he was doing, he's old, forget it. Such were not the lessons that Shakespeare wanted to impress on us with the story of King Lear. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Comparative Character Analysis of Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and William Shakespeare’s “King Lear”
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A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the characters of Marlow and Kurtz in “Heart of Darkness” with Lear and Gloucester in “King Lear.” No additional sources are used.
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Life, Works, & Contributions of Actor John Philip Kemble
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A 9 page research paper on the eighteenth-century British actor and theater manager. John Philip Kemble was well-known in his day for his portrayal of the major Shakespearean tragic heroes — Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear — but his major contribution to the theater was undoubtedly his recognition that set design is an integral part of the theatrical experience. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Importance Of Time in Fourteenth - Seventeenth Century British Literature
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A 5 page paper contrasting the various kinds of temporality shown in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales; the morality play Everyman; and Shakespeare's King Lear. No additional sources cited.
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Questioning Authority In Renaissance Drama
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A 6 page paper looking at Shakespeare's King Lear, The Tempest, and Spanish playwright Lope de Vega's Fuente Ovejuna in terms of the degree to which they permit characters to question and flout authority. The paper argues that this has a great deal to do with the medieval view of government as a God-given hierarchy, and only as humanism began to take hold could authority be questioned. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Monstrous and the Human in Shakespeare and Dante
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A seven page paperlooking at William Shakespeare's King Lear and Dante's Inferno in terms of their use of animal symbolism as a metaphor for the monstrous aspects of the human psyche. The paper concludes that in both works human weakness and shortsightedness bear responsibility for a punishment which sometimes doesn't seem to fit the crime. Bibliography lists four sources.
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The Postmodern Shakespeare
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A 10 page analysis of the validity of the opinions of philosopher Stanley Cavell regarding Shakespeare's five greatest tragedies -- Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. The paper concludes that Cavell's insights, contained in his book Discovering Knowledge in Six Plays of Shakespeare, can be appropriately applied to Shakespeare, because Shakespeare's mindset was very similar to that experienced by many people in the late twentieth century -- as well as aberrant for the early seventeenth. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Parent/Child Conflict in Three Shakespearean Plays
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A five page paper looking at the way conflict between parents and children (specifically, between fathers and daughters) is rendered in three Shakespearean plays -- "King Lear," "Romeo and Juliet," and "The Tempest." The paper concludes that when parents are unable to understand their children, conflict ensues -- but when these parents refuse to change, tragedy results. Bibliography lists three sources.
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Family Dynamics as Seen Through the Literature of the Ages
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This 5 page report discusses the fact that great epic literature can always serve as a means by which social theorists and historians are able to gain some measure of understanding into a culture’s ideals and belief systems. Families and family dynamics are key ingredients in literature throughout the ages. The Bible, “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” the comedies of Aristophanes, and the poetry of Sappho are all proof of that. No additional sources listed.
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Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and the Ever-Changing Response of its Audiences
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This 5 page report discusses Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and the fact that it serves as one of his darkest tragedies in terms of the madness, intrigue, and political warfare that takes place in the context of the rule of just one man. Every audience, in every age, has found some unique aspect of the play that allows them to be certain that Shakespeare created the work with their time period and situation in mind. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Fathers In Shakespeare
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This 7 page paper analyzes the behaviors the fathers in three specific plays: Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, and Macbeth. The attributes of the fathers caused the deaths of their children in two cases and significant heartache in the other. The three share some similarities in terms of their personalities and goals in life but they are also quite different from each other. The writer points out these differences and similarities with supporting text. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Heroism and Tragedy in Sophocles and Shakespeare
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An eight page paper comparing Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and Shakespeare’s King Lear in terms of their development of the tragic hero. The paper concludes that the way Shakespeare has developed his hero also owes much to the influence of Sophocles and Greek tragedy. Bibliography lists seven sources.
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Free Will in Four Works of Western Literature
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A six page paper looking at the issue of free will as it is developed in Sophocles' 'Oedipus Rex'; Christopher Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus'; Shakespeare's 'King Lear'; Walter Mosley's 'Devil in a Blue Dress'. Each author argues that the protagonist's free will is in fact tempered by social or cultural factors that make his free will not so free. Bibliography lists two sources.
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Imagery and Metaphor Analysis
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A 5 page paper answering 4 questions analyzing these techniques, three from the first scene of King Lear and one from Madame Bovary. No additional sources.
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Works of Shakespeare / The Importance of Reviewing Critical Literature
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In this 5 page essay, the writer recounts how remarkably important critical sources (i.e., books, articles, etc;) were in helping them to understand various plays of Shakespeare and truly appreciate them. The writer presents what they "got" from plays like Macbeth, Othello, & King Lear on their own, and then to what subtle points other authors helped them open their eyes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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"Three Unities" in Literature
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A 10 page paper which provides a detailed examination of the three unities, then discusses how they may be manifested in Sophocles' play, "Oedipus Rex" and William Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The Journey of the Tragic Hero -- The Common Theme in “King Lear” and “Death of a Salesman”
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This 5 page report discusses Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” and Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” In both plays, the primary character repeatedly demonstrates himself to be a manifestation of the tragic hero. Each are dramas that have endured because they acknowledge the fact that each person is ultimately responsible for the actions he or she sets into motion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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