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Green Man and Shakespeare

Kennedy, "Shakespare's King Lear" -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

" He was a symbol of fertility, copulation, and re-birth; he represented the endless cycle of nature, including mortality. "

I think that it was a great job done by Shakespeare to incorporate references to the Green Man in King Lear. What better way of showing the endless cycles of life and how that everyne in their time will experience a birth and a death. i think it was a great way of relating the concept to the audience and the reader. It somewhat makes the character of Lear easier to understand because we see him go through the stages and eventuality reach the inevitability of his mortality.


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