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The love between parents and children is quite indescribable at times Some explain it as unconditional Others explain it as trying Often it is hard to express to a loved one exactly how one feels It is especially most difficult when the person asking does not get the response one is anticipating for Many suffer emotionally from the lack of affection and love Unfortunately there are those who take advantage of the vulnerability that comes when someone loves them They use it selfishly to fullfill their own desires with words that blind and eventually betray Many tend to forget that although words are very powerful true love comes with action and great sacrifice to prove its real worth In the Shakespearian play King Lear love was proven true when it was doubted and failed when it was promised faithful In the beginning of the play King Lear is depicted as a respected monarch He is used to having exactly what he desires Afflicted by rapid changes of his mood his actions are often a result of his whims and fancies His self-centeredness and his vanity prevent him from judging his own children correctly and his false ego blinds him to their true natures His pride allows him to see only that which he wishes to acknowledge As a result when Cordelia his youngest and favorite daughter gives her father a truthful answer that does not flatter him he is infuriated She tells Lear that she does love him and honor him as her father but she must also give her love to the man she will marry Accustomed to implicit obedience from everyone else especially his daughters he loses all self-control and banishes her His elder daughters Regan and Goneril to whom he had so rashly given away his wealth and powers strip Lear of everything leaving him emotionally and physically des titute The Earl of Gloucester another character in the play is
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