Discuss the role of the fool in King Lear.

Discuss the role of the fool in King Lear.

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  1. The fool in King Lear is the guardian of Lear in the absence of Cordelia. He acts as his conscience and judges his intentions and actions. He also provides protection to the King and offers him advice. His fate is linked directly with Lear’s and he fills the void left by Cordelia in Lear’s life.

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