Ian Holm

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 6 - About 52 Essays
  • Good Essays

    By using his power and authority, King Lear, manipulates his three daughters, but gets deceived in return by Goneril and Regan. What the king plans to do is divide the kingdom into three and allow each daughter to rule a section. Ideally, he wishes for his daughters to take his responsibilities as king off his hands, but still be seen as a powerful and respected figure. Lear devises a test whereby he asks each of his daughters to express his love for him; the one, who flatters him best, will receive the greatest amount of land. Goneril is the first to proclaim her love to her father and states that she loves him as much as life itself. Regan clearly wants the best land just as much as Goneril; therefore, she goes above and beyond declaring…

    • 318 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The representation of Goneril and Regan in King Lear and, Ginny and Rose in A Thousand Acres showcases a direct parallel to the image that women can not handle having a high position in the patriarchy. In King Lear their father was depicted as a powerful man who gave up all his power to his daughters. Once Lear had given them half of his lands, they start to turn their backs on their father; from refusing to shelter him to stripping away the hundred men he had left to abandoning him in the…

    • 344 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Three Villains and Their Character in King Lear King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare in the Renaissance era. Set in ancient Britain, King Lear is about King Lear retiring from his post, and deciding to separate his kingdom into three parts, one for each daughter. In order to swell his ego, Lear puts his daughters through a test of telling him how much they love him. Lear’s youngest daughter, Cordelia, does not go through the scheme and is disowned. Cordelia leaves to France,…

    • 1051 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The fracturing of the kingdom into three and it’s poor state help Goneril and Regan to further paint a façade that Lear is easily misled by. Therefore, the craftiness and desire for power from both Goneril and Regan are clearly shown when they both shower King Lear with praises. Goneril goes first and says, “Sir, I love you more than word can wield the matter” (1.1.55). It is interesting when Goneril addresses her father as sir, as it shows a divide between Lear and his daughters; similarly,…

    • 825 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    By using his power and authority, King Lear, manipulates his three daughters, but gets deceived in return by Goneril and Regan. What the king plans to do is divide the kingdom into three and allow each daughter to rule a section. Ideally, he wishes for his daughters to take his responsibilities as king off his hands, but still wishes to be seen as a powerful and respected figure. Lear devises a test whereby he asks each of his daughters to express his love for him; the one, who flatters him…

    • 580 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The famous Shakespearean tragedy King Lear depicts King Lear of Britain’s rollercoaster path from foolishness to wisdom and his eventual tragic downfall. Lear divides his kingdom amongst his three daughters: Cordelia who is banished for not correctly expressing her love for the King, and Goneril and Regan who turn against him in order to gain more power. Likewise, Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres tells a tale molded around King Lear where the owner of a 1000-acre farm named Larry agrees to hand it…

    • 757 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Many times in our lives we make decisions that we think are “innocent” and will have no complications, but sometimes those decisions create many problems that led to massive consequences. In King Lear and Babel, the decisions that were considered to be “innocent” led to monumental mistakes and many consequences. There are many terrible decisions made in King Lear, but the ones made by King Lear himself, in regards of his kingdom and daughters take the prize for having the most complications…

    • 1372 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The famous Shakespearean tragedy King Lear depicts King Lear of Britain’s rollercoaster path from foolishness to wisdom and his eventual tragic downfall. Lear divides his kingdom amongst his three daughters: Cordelia who is banished for not correctly expressing her love for the King, and Goneril and Regan who turn against him in order to gain more power. Likewise, Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres tells a tale molded around King Lear where the owner of a 1000-acre farm named Larry agrees to hand it…

    • 1374 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Secondly, one of Lear’s daughters, Goneril, finds herself engaged in madness of jealousy that causes her to commit suicide. Goneril’s rage of jealousy is presented during her ultimatum towards her father, the affair, and poisoning her own sister. After Goneril is given her part of the land, the strive for more power becomes very consuming of her, as she shows willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve her true motives. When Lear first decides to stay in Goneril’s home, as he told them he…

    • 517 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Initially, by using his power and authority King Lear manipulates his three daughters, but is deceived in return by Goneril and Regan. What the king plans to do is divide the kingdom into three and allow each daughter to rule a section. Ideally, he wishes for his daughters to take his responsibilities as king off his hands, but still wishes to be seen as a powerful and respected figure. “Only we shall retain the name and all th’ additions to a king. The sway, Revenue, execution of the rest,”…

    • 1488 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6