Sajid Malik In: Drama Write a note on theme of blindness in King Lear Write a note on theme of blindness 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 29, 2019 at 10:48 pm 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 traumatised 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 that he is being mistreated. A note from Edgar finally cures his short nearsightedness regarding Goneril’s affair with Edmund. 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.