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Explain pathos in King Lear

Explain pathos in King Lear

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  1. King Lear is a text full of moments of true pathos. The dismissal of Cordelia is described by the fool in words full of pathos. The downfall of once mighty King to a homeless wanderer in the shape of Lear is also full of pathos.

    The scene where blind Gloucester is helped to an astounding and cathartic deception is another powerful and emotionally moving piece of pathos. Also, the loyalty of the fool for his master even in challenging conditions of rain and exclusion invites a flood f emotions in the fixated audiences.

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