Carolina Pimentel
Fabián Pinchao
Tatiana Zúñiga
“The Tragedy of King Lear”
Main:
 King Lear: The aging king of Britain and the
protagonist of the play.
 Goneril: Lear’s ruthless oldest daughte...
Secondary:
 Gloucester:A nobleman loyal to King Lear.
 Edgar: Gloucester’s older, legitimate son.
 Edmund: Glouceste...
England, 1604–1605
King Lear decides to divide his kingdom equally
amongst his three daughters and steps down
from his throne. However he a...
Enraged by Cordelia’s silence, King Lear divides
her land amongst the other two sisters and
disowns her. The tale tells ...
 King Lear is likened to a morality tale and
Shakespeare explores themes such as family
ties and selfless love.
 Shak...
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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Carolina Pimentel Fabián Pinchao Tatiana Zúñiga
  • 2. “The Tragedy of King Lear”
  • 3. Main:  King Lear: The aging king of Britain and the protagonist of the play.  Goneril: Lear’s ruthless oldest daughter and the wife of the duke of Albany.  Rigan: Lear’s middle daughter and the wife of the duke of Cornwall.  Cordelia: Lear’s youngest daughter.
  • 4. Secondary:  Gloucester:A nobleman loyal to King Lear.  Edgar: Gloucester’s older, legitimate son.  Edmund: Gloucester’s younger, illegitimate son.  Kent: nobleman of the same rank as Gloucester who is loyal to King Lear.  Albany: The husband of Lear’s daughter Goneril.  Cornwall: The husband of Lear’s daughter Regan.  Fool:Lear’s jester.  Oswald: The steward, or chief servant, in Goneril’s house.
  • 5. England, 1604–1605
  • 6. King Lear decides to divide his kingdom equally amongst his three daughters and steps down from his throne. However he asks, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia to express how much they love him to earn their share of his land. The greedy sisters falsely flatter the King however the youngest Cordelia stays silent.
  • 7. Enraged by Cordelia’s silence, King Lear divides her land amongst the other two sisters and disowns her. The tale tells of Lear’s fate, once he has given up his kingdom and destroyed his relationship with his daughters.
  • 8.  King Lear is likened to a morality tale and Shakespeare explores themes such as family ties and selfless love.  Shakespeare this work is impressive for its style and contrast between the characters. The author brings in each of his texts reflections. Shelley called this work “the most perfect specimen of dramatic art existing in the world”.  I think so that a family can be divided by the money and haughtiness.