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King Lear by William Shakespeare

King Lear


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Date Read Jan 31, 2023


ISBN 9780143128557

Pages 192

Where to begin? Well, King Lear is one of the most annoying characters I’ve ever read in Shakespeare, so stupid and unlikeable that you kind of want him to meet his end! Lear only became interesting when he was going mad amidst a “tempest” storm.

The women were, as usual, either super evil villains like Goneril and Regan or super angelic humans like Cordelia. All in all, this was a bit too much for me. I mean I know it’s supposed to be dramatic, but the characters were not interesting enough for me to enjoy the overly dramatic plot. And the eye-gouging was a bit… really? You had to go there? Still mildly entertaining though.