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In a writing of Shakespeares play King Lear the main character is King Lear who starts off as a respected and powerful king As the story progresses the king loses his power because of his own stupidity and blindness The tragedy of this play is shown through the daughters of the king the fool and finally when Lears sanity is tested At the beginning of the play King Lear is powerful and harsh He decides he doesnt want to be king anymore and so he asks his daughters Reagan Goneril and Cordelia to tell him how much they love him He does this so he may give them a dowry to be married with First Goneril begins to tell her father how much she adores him and would never disrespect him this is a lie Next is the daughter Reagan she does the same as her sister and lies to the king saying that she loves him with all of her heart Finally Cordelia tells her father that she could not tell him how much she loves him because she had no words The king was very upset with Cordelia and because of his madness towards Cordelia thinking that she did not love him as much as her other sisters he divided the land in two and gave Reagan and Goneril each half Cordelia on the other hand received nothing as her dowry and in turn no none would marry her except the King of France Giving the land to the two daughters was the first of Lears mistakes for the daughters did not love him as much as Cordelia did but they wished to have his riches When Goneril and Reagan are in power
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