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Blindness and decision making can be viewed upon as having the same similarities Blindness can be seen as a physical flaw and not the metal blindness as in the ability to recognize what one perceives Decision-making like blindness is related by the roles in which people play Together blindness and decision-making are key elements in true caricatures of ones self In the play King Lear Lear is the most profound character and he is the blindest person of all Lears social status of being an authoritative figure with great additions was suppose to be able to distinguish good from bad However his lack of sight prevented him from doing so Lears first act of blindness occurred at the beginning of the play with his plan to divide the kingdom into three parts His reason for doing this was to see which daughter loved him the most He was then deceived by his two eldest daughters and did not see Cordelias true love for him As a result he banished his daughter Cordelia from his kingdom using these words Then hast her fience let her be thine for we have no such daughter nor shall ever see That face of hers again Therefore be gone Without our grace our love our benison 11 290-3 Lears speech of banishing Cordelia out of the country signifies his blindness in not recognizing his daughters love for him Therefore leaves him blind to encountering deception by his two eldest daughters Regan and Goneril Like Lear another character that falls into blindness is the Earl of Gloucester who was another prime individual of not only the flaw of mental blindness but also his actions led him into physical blindness too Gloucesters blindness affected him with the lack of ability to see the goodness of Edgar and the evilness of Edmund Gloucesters son Edgar is to be the heir of the throne of Gloucester when Gloucester dies Gloucester
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