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The storm in and out in Shakespeare's King Lear

Shaima Fadhil Hassan
Department of English Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Koya University

Abstract: The aim of the seminar is to present the effect of the storm in Shakespeare's King Lear. The storm scene is one of the most famous scenes in the history of the Elizabethan drama. It reflects the inner turmoil of Lear throughout the play. The storm outside deeply reflects his struggle and sufferings using images of heavy rain, howling wind, lightning and severe coldness. All these push Lear to loose himself to madness. The process of Lear's madness starts from this scene and ends in his death at the end of the play.

Keywords: Madness, Storm, Sufferings, death

Date: 24/02/2019
Place: FHSS/ Department of English/ Hall no.8
Caroline Yousif Daniel,
Apr 14, 2019, 1:27 AM