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King Lear and the Gods (Paperback)

P&S History > Humanities > Language & Literature

Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780813160054
Published: 15th July 2014
Casemate UK Academic

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Many critics hold that Shakespeare's King Lear is primarily a drama of meaningful suffering and redemption within a just universe ruled by providential higher powers. William Elton's King Lear and the Gods challenges the validity of this widespread optimistic view. Testing the prevailing view against the play's acknowledged sources, and analyzing the functions of the double plot, the characters, and the play's implicit ironies, Elton concludes that this standard interpretation constitutes a serious misreading of the tragedy.

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