King Lear

Can Cordelia be blamed for whatever happens to her?

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Cordelia, as the youngest and most liked daughter, is saved the choicest piece of land. However, she responds to her father's request by saying she has nothing to add. She loves only as much as her obligation entitles and will save some of her love for a husband. Lear is enraged and hurt. After giving her a few chances, he strips Cordelia of any title or relation.

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Cordelia cannot be blamed for her honesty. Unlike her sisters, she refused to embellish and lie when her father put love to the test. Lear's pride required stroking...... and Cordelia's love for him was true and solid. Her words were truthful and genuine. Unfortunately, her father didn't want the truth and embraced her sisters' extravagant lies over her simple, pure love.


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