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Throughout the play King Lear the theme that was well expressed was that of fidelity It was evident in different relationships such as Kent with King Lear Cordelia with King Lear and Edgar with Gloucester In the beginning of the play the Earl of Kent is banished from thr kingdom by King Lear due to the fact that he is asking him to think twice about banishing his youngest and most favourite daughter Cordelia If Kent were to be seen in England the penalty would be death With all of this going on Kent has strong loyalty to the king and feels the need to make sure that he will be allright For instance Kent risks his life and disguises himself for the sole purpose of looking out for the king Now if the king recognizes him he will be put to death for breaking the law This shows great courage and devotion on his behalf In addition when Kent and King Lear are staying with Goneril in her palace she instructs the servants to act rudely to the king and his followers One of her servants Oswald acts upon this and shows disrespect to the king When he asks the servant if he knows who he is Oswald replies with the greatest impertinence you are thy ladys father With this comment Kent is infuriated and kicks Oswald Even though the king with great imprudence banished Kent he would not be bitter and always worried about the well being of the king A father-daughter relationship is set to be irriplaceable especially in the sense of the youngest child Cordelia has a love for her father that cannot be shown through wprds Unfortunately due to her fathers egotistical nature he holds a love contest She refuses to speak as her sisters have and simply replies with I love your majesty according to my bond no more nor lessI 1 9192 THis sets her father
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