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The Generation Gap In King Lear

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One of the underlying themes in Shakespeare's play, King Lear is the concept of the generation gap. This gap is mainly illustrated between the family. The older generation is Lear himself, and the younger generation consists of his daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. In the second plot of th ....

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....pect toward Lear which shows that Lear's authority and power over them has diminished. An example of this is Oswald's attitude towards Lear after his daughter, Goneril told him to show discourtesy towards Lear. [Act 1 scene 4, Lines 75-80] "O, you, sir, you! Come you hither, sir. Who am I, sir? My Lady's Father. "My Lady's Father"? My lords knave! You Whoreson dog! You Slave! You Cur!" Another example of lost authority and power in this act is when Lear's Fool offers Lear his C....
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