Sajid Malik In: Drama Write a note on filial ingratitude in king lear Write a note on filial ingratitude 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 12:03 am The two parallel stories of two families in King Lear exhibit the same theme of filial ingratitude. In both family, Lear’s and Gloucester’s, the preferred heir/s become the cause for pain for the patriarch. Lear trusts Goneril and Regan with his kingdom only to be banished and ridiculed by them. Gloucester also suffers indignity at the hands of his illegitimate son Edmund who only covets his wealth and power. In both cases the noble child, Cordelia and Edgar are punished for their loyalty and compassion. 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.