Sajid Malik In: Drama Explain gender roles in king lear Explain gender roles in king lear King LearShakespeare 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,299 Points View Profile Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 29, 2019 at 10:50 pm In King Lear, gender roles are portrayed differently through different characters. Regan and Goneril are shown as power hungry, manipulative and head strong while Cordelia is meek and compassionate. The two evil sisters are decision makers in their houses and command their parishes whole Cordelia puts her love in building he own home. These roles are contrasting but their ends is similar. All three are overpowered and killed by men and accused of dishonesty (By Lear in the case of Cordelia). 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.