Examples Of Greed In King Lear
The first example of Edmund demonstrating arrogance occurs when Edmund is talking to himself about how idiotic everyone is because they blame everything on something else.
“This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune—often the surfeits of our own behaviour—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence, and all that we are evil in, by divine thrusting on…” …show more content…
Leadership is defined through actions, self demeanor and the traits of the person. Edmund is sneaky, a liar, traitorous and ruthless in regards to his actions throughout the play. Edmund should not have betrayed Glouster or Edmund. If Edmund did not betray his father or brother he would not have died. Edmund’s greed for power overwhelmed him to the point where he would have done anything for Glouster or anyones land. He constantly lied to the people in the play and snuck around having affairs with married women. Edmund would have been a successful leader if he had not committed the crimes against his father and