WhatÂ¡Â¦s the significance of the ending in King Lear?Paper Rating: Word Count: 469 Approx Pages: 2
Basically, King Lear is a story about loss and restoration. Through the whole play, the original order is being disturbed, but they are all restored later in the ending of the play. This very ending as well as all this restoration fully displays the prevailing Elizabethan views of nature and order.
The Elizabethans viewed nature as order. It consisted of a universe in which there was an established hierarchy; everything had its own relative position. In Heaven, the Divine Being, the stars, and planets were all above. On earth, the king was at the head of the class structure, with the nobles next, and on down to the peasantry, and beneath them were the lowliest humans: beggars, lunatic