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There are many ways in which a person can use their appearance as extensions of their personalities Through viewing the attire of another their age income or class interests nationality or religion can be determined A person with a pressed black suit a gold watch alligator skin briefcase and golfer tie can be classified as a middle aged business man with a good income living in a city This is all concluded from examining image that that man was presenting The outward appearance of a character provides a direct connection to that characters nature and helps the readers interpret their emotions Imagery is a word phrase or figure of speech especially a simile or a metaphor that addresses the senses suggesting mental pictures of sights sounds smells tastes feelings or actions Images offer sensory impressions to the reader and also convey emotions and mood through their verbal pictures Clothing images can be used to deceive reveal truth and suggest a journey of self-discovery within a character Shakespeare uses clothing imagery within King Lear as a central theme in which readers may discern the complexity of the characters presented in the play Garments can be used to reveal as well as conceal a character choosing to show either of these feelings They can deceive through the means of a disguise In King Lear deception is an underlying issue that is expressed in many characters Goneril and Regan use their elaborate costumes to hide their true personalities Thou art a lady If only to go warm were gorgeous Why nature needs not what thou gorgeous wearest Which scarcely keeps thee warm Act II scene iv ll 301 - 304 Lear states that if warmth were all that were needed then his daughters do not need their elegant dress He emphasises to them that should they take off or expose their images of splendour then the world would know what ungrateful and hypocritical daughters Goneril and Regan truly
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