King Lear - Childishness, Old Age, Sight, Blindness

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As regards subplot, childishness is found un Gloucester. He believes all what his illegitimate son tells him without recoursing to his experience in life. In both cases, irony is found because childishness is present in adults and maturity in children. Old age is connected with the idea of death Shakespeare had...
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Lear is the first who expresses his concepton of old age when he divides his kingdom: “while we Unburthened crawl toward death” . Lear feels that he is not strong enough to controll his kingdom due to his old age. Kent is another character who expresses a concept of old age. Almost at the end of the play, in the denoument, he is offered to rule Lear?s kingdom but he says “ I have a journey, sir shorly to go”...
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