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Published in Lahore .
Written in English


  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616.

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In: Explorations : a journal of literary criticism, March 1972.

StatementRafiq Mahmood.
SeriesExplorations : a journal of literary criticism
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19038007M

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Oh, good King Lear, you’re proving that, just as they say, everything goes from good to bad. (he takes out a letter) Rise and shine, sun, so I can read this letter. Only those who are truly miserable see miracles. I know this letter is from Cordelia, who knows that I’m serving the king in disguise. The Psychology of King Lear “Do the heavens yet hate thee that thou can’st not go mad?” (Capt. Ahab to Perth, Moby Dick.) Psychology – or the law of the soul – should be a primary tool for determining authorship. This is because the unconscious never lies, and breaks through the literary camouflage so beloved of the ingenious. Get an answer for 'What is the overall message conveyed by the play King Lear?' and find homework help for other King Lear questions at eNotes. will help you with any book or any. King Lear dramatizes the story of an aged king of ancient Britain, whose plan to divide his kingdom among his three daughters ends tragically. When he tests each by asking how much she loves him, the older daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter him.

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