Sajid Malik In: Drama What is the role of religion in King Lear? What is the role of religion 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 30, 2019 at 12:04 am In terms of religion, King Lear lacks any definite form of organized religion. Gloucester openly flouts religious morals by glorifying his extra marital affairs. Lear himself mentions few ancient deities but shows a kind of authority over them because of his position as the king. Most noticeable form of christian belief is shown through Edgar, who is pilloried and punished by his own. However, when he sees his father suffering, he only has compassion for him. That is a very Christian thing to do. There are also examples of rebirths or new leases of life in the play with the likes of Kent, Edgar and Gloucester, another reference to the Christian faith. 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.