HomeCategory: Drama ForumExplain gender roles in king lear
Explain gender roles in king lear 1Mohammad Danish asked 4 months ago
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Explain gender roles in king lear 2Zeeshan Ali answered 4 months ago

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).