Deception in King Lear
The Deception in King Lear
William Shakespeare's play King Lear is a play full of deceit, betrayal and meaningless promises. This becomes evident in the first few lines. We first learn of the empty words of Goneril and Regan as well as their hatred for their father, King Lear. This becomes the center of the play and also leads to the madness that the king suffers from.
The first words that Goneril speaks are totally empty and are the complete opposite of what she really feels. She says, 'Sir, I love you more than word can wield the matter; Dearer than eye-sight, space and liberty;' (I…
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