Sajid Malik In: Drama What is the significance of old age and death in king lear? What is the significance of old age and death 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 12:06 am Old age and death are described as inescapable in King Lear. Any man who lives long enough has to ‘crawl towards his end’. These are the words of King Lear and they do come true for him as he is stripped of his powers and is forced to wander into wilderness before death brings him final reverie. Age does not favour any man, be it a king or a pauper. This is highlighted in the fate of King Lear and Gloucester who suffer many an ignominy and humiliation as they trudge towards their end. 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.