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King Lear 

The play works out before us the problems of human suffering and human imperfection the relations of humanity to nature on the one hand and aspirations towards perfection on the other. This play often leads to the discussion of the characters of Edgar, Lear, and Cordelia.
In particular reference to the human suffering that occurs upon three characters, they all are in the same boat with different plights. Although for the three characters they're suffering depended upon others evil characteristics and un-fare situations, they each contained too much pride to do something about it immediately or in Edgar's case to naive to see through the evil ways of others. Thus leading to their human imperfections. Ironically in this play (king Lear) the three characters being discussed were all dubbed "good characters". Throughout the play they were the focus of all-evil to occur.

In the beginning of the play we are introduced to Lear the king whom is forcing his daughters to profess their love for him. This act shows his imperfect nature of being selfish and proud. In this act we are also introduced to Cordelia, who is Lear's daughter. She is to profess her affection for her undeserving father. Although she is the favorite of the three daughters with the most to gain, she doesn't exaggerate her love towards him as the others do, she simply states "nothing my lord" (act1, scene1) Whether Cordelia didn't tell her father how she felt about him because she mirrored him and had too much pride, or if it was due to circumstances of whom she had to bow in front of is debatable. It is obvious throughout the play her use of words riddled her farther and kept her on his mind, which was unintentional but served a greater purpose to Lear in the end.

Lear also represented the vanity of humans. To me he showed the same behavioral patterns of a young teenager. The need for others affection, especially in a social setting, the wanting of others most honorable opinions and the blindness to what could simply be there lies. This vainness also parallels to what are dubbed the evil characters. For example general, Regan and Edmond are consumed by what others think of them and what they think of others. This is evident in there speeches throughout Act 2,Scene4. They justify their rude behavior towards their father by highlighting his age as a reason. This is an attempt for them to gain more power based on the appearance of age, what they think as being old and weak.

When discussing human suffering Edgar is also within the confines of being dubbed suffering in life by means of human imperfections based on him as well as others. He is gullible and naive which lends himself to humiliation of being lied to and the plait of dealing with the consciences. His equal brother Edmond, who takes into consideration what he can gain from dismissing of his brother and quickly plots against him, sees his trusting nature. He reveals his plot in Act 2,Scene 1. Edmond simply lies to Edgar and tells him his father in Cornwall is angered with him. With no other evidence than word of mouth. Edgar believes Edmond and flees eventually emerging as poor tom. This lie is lived in Edgar's mind because much of the time he doesn't have the courage to ask questions. You can't blame Edgar for not asking questions or subjecting himself to the truth. Nobody wants to hear their father confess hatred towards them nor does anyone want a bully (Cornwall) to confront. Through his suffering he gains great wisdom which is evident when he begins to speak in prose (Act4, Scene6) the same can be said for Lear. Lear is able to see what really maters with the help of Cordelia, whom already has the understanding and wisdom Lear and Edgar were lacking.

Cordelia is one with herself and is often paralleled a Christ figure. She doesn't have aspirations to be perfect as Lear does. She doesn't cowardly hide her imperfections as Edgar does. She simply states how she feels and banished for her words or lack they're of.

Lear sees himself in the beginning of the play as the greatest king. He believes this so much he asks his daughters in front of many high-social status acquaintances. Once his kingdom is divided the realization that he is nothing becomes evident to him. He complains of his plight, endures a storm as testament to his clash of character, his stubborn pride mixed with the vainness of being or striving to be perfect, and stages a mock trial. These actions are looked on by others as riding on madness but can be seen by the reader as driven by aspirations to be perfect. This also parallels to Edgar he driven by his goal of being perfect. Not questioning his brother so it also be seen as a fear of Edmond being truthful therefore portraying Edgar as a bad son, not perfect. Through most of the hardships he is to endure he doesn't complain. He ingests the surroundings and perfects his knowledge ability and he unintentionally reaches a perfection most thrive for: wisdom. This comes from within himself. Once you hit rock bottom and are left with nothing you are forced to search within yourself and the nature around you to find how you can love yourself up and stay up. Clearly Edgar found a way to represent the true nature of man. This is evident to others. Lear declares this in Act2, Scene4, (line 159-160)"First let me talk with this philosopher" (referring to Edgar). This depiction shows how reverting back to nature can help one to become in tune with you and others will see this confidence exuding itself as wisdom.

The relations of humanity to human nature are also relevant in this discussion on the three characters. Both Edgar and Lear discarded their possessions and come to the realization that they were basically useless. Also both have similar new philosophies and compassion for the poor, which represents humanity and their return to human nature. Within there plights to achieve perfection they come to realization that material possessions are unnecessary. Also with relevance to the human nature relationship it becomes evident throughout the play that until the character, whether it be Lear or, Edgar, suffers by means of human imperfection they don't gain wisdom. It seems throughout the play that this is in direct correlation to the use animal imagery. In the beginning it is just the Fool who uses animal imagery in his speeches. This is ironic because he is represent wisdom. This pattern of wisdom to animal imagery in speeches continues in both Lear and Edgar speeches but not within Cordelia's perhaps because she hasn't endured hardships and had to revert back to primal tendencies as Lear and Edgar have.

The problems of human suffering and human imperfection are clearly in direct correlation to themes of humanity to human nature and their aspirations for perfection. Without suffering, whether it be based on your own imperfections or what others deemed as cruel behavior towards those imperfections, most can not revert to the un-materalistic character they were born as .In our society it would be just as difficult to become one with the earth as outlined in this play. This need to find inner happiness in day-to-day life is still evident. It seems most in our society as well as in this play don't revert back to animal tendencies until there idea of human imperfection is shattered by pain and the despair of losing control of surrounding situation  

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