Help~~~with King Lear Essay


jimfeng5
#1
plez~somebody who has king lear essay, please send me~~plez~~i..as a chinese canadian..have no idea of how to write a essay about king lear..

please put the essay here~thx~~

<Edited to remove caps in thread name. Cosmo>
 
FiveParadox
#2
jimfeng5, I would not expect any such help here.

(1) Could you please not post a header in Caps like that?

(2) With all due respect, you should at least try your best; do the research, compile some comprehensive notes on what you would like to say, and then return to this thread; if you know what it is you need to write about, but rather need the assistance in terms of your English proficiency, I would be happy to assist you.
 
zoofer
#3
Google "King Lear Essay" and take your pick. By that I mean a choice..... of articles to read, not articles to dig up.
Quote:

Google Search Results 1 - 10 of about 395,000 for king lear essay.

 
jeckgo
#4
do it by yourself... it is better to research than asking for help
 
Cosmo
#5
godsknow ... I wish I had internet when I was in school! Chipping those stone tablets was so much work! And having to do all the learning the hard way (at the library) was torture!
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by jimfeng5

..as a chinese canadian..have no idea of how to write a essay about king lear..

Like everybody else, one word at a time, kid.
 
jimfeng5
#7
lol..i didnt not mean to copy the essay from you guys.. I just start the book, but i want to see that what kind of topics would it be on King Lear so i can have a early warning about it...
 
gopher
#8
I was an English major in college and have always enjoyed Shakespeare. The key to understanding King Lear is that it is what is called a "tragedy". The following link gives you a good definition and illustration of what constitutes a tragedy and should help in the understand of the writer's meaning:




www.teachtheteachers.org/proj.../process2.html (external - login to view)



eGallery of Tragic Heroes

Aristotelian Definition of Tragedy

Aristotelean defined tragedy as "the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself." It incorporates "incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish the catharsis of such emotions."

The tragic hero will most effectively evoke both our pity and terror if he is neither thoroughly good nor thoroughly evil but a combination of both.

The tragic effect will be stronger if the hero is "better than we are," in that he is of higher than ordinary moral worth. Such a man is shown as suffering a change in fortune from happiness to misery because of a mistaken act, to which he is led by his hamartia (his "effort of judgment") or, as it is often literally translated, his tragic flaw.

One common form of hamartia in Greek tragedies was hubris, that "pride" or overweening self-confidance which leads a protagonist to disregard a divine warning or to violate an important law



Definition of a Tragic Hero

A tragic hero has the potential for greatness but is doomed to fail. He is trapped in a situation where he cannot win. He makes some sort of tragic flaw, and this causes his fall from greatness. Even though he is a fallen hero, he still wins a moral victory, and his spirit lives on.

TRAGIC HEROES ARE:





* BORN INTO NOBILITY:
* RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN FATE
* ENDOWED WITH A TRAGIC FLAW
* DOOMED TO MAKE A SERIOUS ERROR IN JUDGEMENT

EVENTUALLY, TRAGIC HEROES




* FALL FROM GREAT HEIGHTS OR HIGH ESTEEM
* REALIZE THEY HAVE MADE AN IRREVERSIBLE MISTAKE
* FACES AND ACCEPTS DEATH WITH HONOR
* MEET A TRAGIC DEATH

FOR ALL TRAGIC HEROES



* THE AUDIENCE IS AFFECTED BY PITY and/or FEAR
 
cortez
#9
Essay on King Lear; King Lear called in his daughters Sodom and Gomorrah and asked which one killed Macbeth. His daughter Ronald Reagan said I did, but I added a dash of salt to him when I cooked him in the witches brew and he was very tasty. Her friend Falstaff said that if King Lear hurried, he could beat Henry II as Romeo snuck off with Juliet.

I hope this helps you- it has been a while since I took Shakespeare but I did get a Bplus for this and I hope you will too.
 
FiveParadox
#10
The Ministry of Education of the Province of British Columbia requires that essays in this Province be marked by English teachers on a six-point basis (six being near-perfect, one being a craptastic display of incompetence in language) — what you just typed up, cortez, would have to be no less than a seven. There is no better way to describe it.
 

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