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King Lear in Shakespeares tragic play goes through drastic changes as a man both father and king He is forced to face the problems he causes when he turns over the kingdom to his two evil daughters Regan and Goneril Lears tragic flaw is his inability to see the true nature of people because of his pride and anger This causes him to override his judgement This is best shown when he disowns his most truthful and loyal daughter Cordelia He much prefers his elder daughters Regan and Goneril because he liked their shameless flattering of him He shows that he does not truly know his daughters because he has never taken the time to Lear will eventually lose his sanity due to being mistreated by the two daughters to which he entrusted his entire kingdom The Kings loyal servant Kent confronts the king about his decision to divide the kingdom between Regan and Goneril and the banishing of Cordelia from the kingdom Kent tries to make Lear see the error of his ways Lear however is too stubborn and he in turn banishes Kent from the kingdom for questioning his authority This shows Lear to be an egomaniacal power-hungry fool The King moves in with Goneril and she tries to take away some of Lears servants which infuriates him He curses Goneril and goes running to Regan Lear is so blind to the fact that Regan and Goneril are conspiring against him that he assumes that Regan will welcome him with open arms When Lear finally does figure out that Regan shares the same feelings as Goneril he is hesitant to confront her because he has nowhere left to go Lear is rendered powerless when his daughters both attempt to reduce his servants to zero Lear begins to go insane at this point Lear begins to change after he goes mad He starts to realize his par mistakes Lear realizes he
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