Blindness is a common theme throughout king Lear. Apart from physical blindness of Gloucester, there are many characters who are blinded by their flaws. King Lear and Gloucester are blinded by their arrogance and misjudgments. They both disown the only child that truly loved them and end being traumatized by the children they wrongly trusted. Albany is blinded by his love and devotion to his wife Goneril and this weakens his resolve to help Lear even when he knows htat he is being mistreated. A note from Edgar finally cures his short nearsightedness regarding Goneril’s affair with Edmund.
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