How Human Nature Is Good And Bad Essay
Lear is an old king ready to retire and divide his fortune/kingdom amongst his three daughters. Lear has such vanity and pride that he requires that his daughters proclaim their love for him and whomever proclaimed their love the most would receive the most inheritance. The good and gracious daughter, Cordelia, realizes that she cannot show her love towards her father with just words.
“Cordelia. [Aside] Then poor Cordelia!
And not so, since I am sure my love’s
More ponderous than my tongue.”
Act I, Scene I, Lines 78-80.
Obviously, Cordelia loves her father very much, however, she knew she could not please him if she was honest with him. Cordelia was good inside and out and she refused to go against her own morals. In order to please her father, she could have easily prepared a speech like her…