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Her Role Was she there as an angel-like character who made the distinction between good and evil more visible Was she just thrown in as a little goody- goody that did no wrong and maybe to some degree we were supposed to despise Or was she there to make us more aware of a crumbling society where many things were opposite to what one might think it should be with evil generally prevailing over the good which to some degree is prophetic to todays society There are many theories surrounding this character in particular and no one has reached a definitive conclusion The best one I can come up with however is simply the answer Yes to all of the above Definitive Scenes Cordelia does not appear in the play apart from at the beginning and end Act I Scene I shows the contrast between herself and her sisters and also establishes Lears shallow and rash nature the love test Her decency is highlighted in Act IV Scene VII when she is at Lears side and he slowly awakes and thinks of her as an angel He asks the angel for Cordelia to forgive him but according to Cordelia there is no need to do so Her eventual demise she was hung is not actually shown on stage - it is merely reported to the King who breaks down and cries This despite not being played shows how much Lear loves his daughter and shows how he has learned to express his emotions he was previously against tears claiming they were womens weapons Important Linguistics What shall Cordelia speak Love and be silent Ii63-64 These words echo a reminiscent time when loyalty to the king and ones father was paramount Cordelia does not have many lines in which one can analyse her from a linguistic angle However this line in response to the love test shows that
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