The storm plays a significant role in Act III. How does this storm serve as a metaphor?
The storm can be seen as a metaphor for:
- Lear's troubled emotional state
- Lear's mistreatment at the hands of his daughters
- Chaos descending upon Lear's world
Some students may find the storm to be a somewhat obvious metaphor, and be annoyed by the symbolism; others may think it appropriate for the scope of the plot and of the events that take place.
King Lear's friends and allies repeatedly try to get him to seek shelter from the storm, but Lear repeatedly resists. Why does Lear insist on standing out in the storm, even when he doesn't have to?
Reasons that students...
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