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In the King Lear play Shakespeare creates many conditions in which humans live in the world The main characters in the play are used to portray Shakespeares ideas One of these ideas which Shakespeare is trying to portray is evil between the characters and in the world which are emphasized throughout the play The evil created by humans is outweighed by good in the world of King Lear Evil was created by humans who decided to do wrong to others Duke of Albany said that all evil people will be justly punished ACT V iii 303 Albany indicated that it is the people who caused evil and people decided to do evil not gods Lear believes that since Edgar is out on the heath he must have given everything to his daughters as well ACT III iv 62ff Since he believes that Edgar gave everything to evil Lear must believe that people are the cause of evil It were Lears daughters who decided to do wrong to Lear and it was Lears fault in giving away all of his land Si ughters are the humans in the play it is the humans who caused the evil and Lear believes that humans were the ones who created evil Edgar is another character in the play who believes that evil is caused by humans and not the gods Edgar said The gods are just and of our peasant vices make instruments to plague us ACT V iii 169 Edgar clearly says that the gods are right and it is the people who are responsible for promoting evil in the world It is us who make the instruments necessary for evil to spread and plague the world In the world of King Lear many characters believe evil was caused by the people and not by the gods Even though evil was created by humans good will always exist After King Lear was captured he showed that
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