Analysis Of The Fool In King Lear

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Register to read the introduction… A question can be asked, why does the fool not appear after this scene? Some say that the fool and Cordelia are played by the same person; others say that the presents of Cordelia and the fool are counterintuitive. Having both people that represent truth would be overbearing. Some people say that King Lear is at the point of no return. He is so far gone that King Lear can comprehend what the fool says, since he thinks it is all stupidity. This is not the case though. …show more content…
He cries about the loss of his Cordelia and the fact that he lost his fool.
And my poor fool is hanged.—No, no, no life? Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, and thou no breath at all? Oh, thou'lt come no more, never, never, never, never, never.— Pray you, undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her. Look, her lips. Look there, look there. O, O, O, O. (Shakespeare Act 5 Scene 3) He wishes that he could have apologized to his daughter but that doesn’t happen until it is too late.
What the fool attempts to bring out in King Lear is that a person has to look underneath the fluff that other people through. The fool; however, doesn’t understand that the best way to get a point across to be blunt. When a person is too soft with an idea, people will not understand that idea and it will not affect anyone. Either way, the king made the bigger mistake in that he didn’t see through the haze of his two older daughters. “Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.” Benjamin

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