King Lear: A Tragedy
King Lear is driven to the brink of madness by his own actions when he disinherits his youngest daughter, the lovely Cordelia, because of her inability to express her love for him. Having divided his realm between his remaining daughters, Goneril and Regan, Lear is betrayed by his two foolish and deceitful children, and is left to wander the heath with only his Fool, his servant Caius, and the madman Tom O’Bedlam for company. Eventually reunited with Cordelia, Lear is too late repents his rashness, and must face the tragic consequences of his choices.
Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech.
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Tell me, my daughters Since now wewill divest us both of rule, Interest ofterritory,
cares of state  Which of you shall we say doth love us most? That we our
largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge. Goneril, Our ...
Revoke thy gift,  Or, whilst Ican vent clamour from my throat, I'll tell thee thou
dost evil. LEAR Hearme, recreant; On thine allegiance, hear me. That thou hast
sought to make us break our vows Which we durst never yet – and with strain'd ...
LEAR Then leave her, sir; for, by the pow'r that made me, I tell you all her wealth. [
To France] For you, great King, I would not from your love make such a stray 
Tomatch youwhere Ihate; therefore beseech you Tavert your liking amore ...