The play King Lear was written by the famous author William.
The writer William Shakespeare illustrates King Lear, has a.
tragic hero and also the main character whose flaws take the very best of.
him. In this plays the tragic hero must be blessed with different aspects.
or qualities. The three different aspects are power, tragic flaw, and a.
failing or downfall. The first one involves power such as a leader or king.
should have power over his kingdom. Another aspect would be a tragic flaw;.
in this play William Shakespeare illustrates some of those flaws within the.
main character. Last but not least, a downfall in which King Lear later.
realizes that his mistake was much more than a downfall. The main character.
in this play King Lear is a tragic hero because he possesses these three.
aspects of a hero. His flaws, his unintelligence or ignorance, and his lack.
of common sense, each contribute to each other.
To begin with, the first flaw portray in the play was his ego, which.
consequence was losing Kent and Cordelia. King Lear's ego and vanity.
illustrates in Act 1, in the first very first scene what led him to make.
all the inappropriate determinations. The king was expecting from his.
daughter Cordelia a different response towards him than what she actually.
expressed about her emotions. His vanity makes him want Cordelia to have.
the speech that shows that most love towards him. Cordelia replies to his.
father by stating, "Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my.
mouth. I love your majesty according to my bond; nor more nor less.".
(1.1.91-93). The reply anger the king and out of vanity and ego he expels.
Cordelia and divides the kingdom between Goneril and Regan. This fatal flaw.
stop the king from seen the true colors and his ego dominates his.
awareness. The king's flaw also made him lose his loyal and reliable.
servant Kent. Additionally, King Lear doesn't want to hear Kent's idea of.
him seen deeper into the hearts of his daughters.