Wednesday, April 25, 2007

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Quote: Sure I shall never marry like my sisters, To love my father all.

Why you should read this book: One of the most tragic tragedies ever written, as well as a powerful statement on the meaning of familial love. Although she would give her life for her father, Cordelia, smart, faithful, and literal, cannot satisfy his expectations when they require unreasonable embellishment, although those around him are comfortable lying to the old king. Lear's own condition is poignant and powerful, full of rage and illusion along with the simple desire for respect and companionship.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're a treacherous bastard with revenge fantasies.

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