Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions.
King Lear's sin was that he disturbed this chain of being by giving up his throne. .
Right in the beginning of the play, it is obvious and anyone could make out about his mistakes and its eventual results.
The very first words that he speaks in the play are:-.
".Give me the map there. Know that we have divided.
In three our kingdom, and 'tis our fast intent.
To shake all cares and business from our age,.
Conferring them on younger strengths while we.
Unburdened crawl to death.".
This gives the person who reads this play the first sign of Lear's intention to abandon his throne. He goes on more to present pieces of his sovereignty to his daughters as an appearance of reward to his trial of love. .
By allowing his daughters and their husbands to rule the kingdom, the natural order of things was troubled. His idea that he is still in control after dividing the kingdom is a fantasy. .
Additionally, King Lear makes another overwhelming blunder which has an effect on his relationship with his daughters by asking them to tell him how much they are devoted to him in order that he may break up his kingdom according to the strength of their love. Cordelia who is his youngest daughter, states that she loves her father "according to her bond" (p.4). She is saying that she loves him as much as any child could love a father. On the other hand, Goneril and Reagan straightforwardly spoke the words that their father wants to hear, rather than the truth.
For the reason that Lear is not pleased with Cordelia's reply, he turns his back on Cordelia and on her love. By doing this he is wiping out the natural family unit and lacks the approaching to know this. He unfairly punishes Cordelia by expelling her from the kingdom.
King Lear holds firm to his faith that the world is ruled by the gods and in righteousness.