The Tragedy of King Lear

2 pages | 430 words

The essay explores the various conflicts present in William Shakespeare's play King Lear. These include the conflict of generations, the conflict of power, the conflict of wisdom, and the conflict of dependency. Ultimately, it could be argued that the real tragedy of King Lear is not so much the story of a man who loses his mind, but the story of a playwright who set out to write a masterpiece and ended up creating a work that is both timeless and universal.