Family Trouble

Shakespeare, King Lear Acts 1,2 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

Reflection paper for "King Lear Acts 1 and 2"

I was surprised after reading the first two acts of King Lear. This was because of the daughters and the way they treated their father. I was shocked that the daughters wanted to overthrow their father so that they could rule the kingdom. It is interesting how Jenna Miller made the connection of the “Fool.” As she stated in her blog, “Lear is a fool for trusting his daughters.” There is also a fool in the story, but it is ironic that Lear is one himself for what he does. His other daughter, Cordelia, does the right thing and yet he gets very upset towards her. Shakespeare’s plays are very interesting for the connections that they make throughout the play. Overall, I agree with Jenna and her blog has helped me to understand how a person’s name can be used with something someone does. (Irony)

Refernce: Jenna Miller's Blog Entry

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