Lear, King: What s happening

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Discuss the dramatic importance of the Fool in `King Lear` The Fool is by no means a major character in the play, and yet he has an impact far beyond his status. He only appears in the fourth scene, and exits never to return in Act 3, Sc. vi - some say that the parts of Cordelia and the Fool were played by the same actor. Despite this relatively short `life-span` Shakespeare uses the character to make prophesies, represent reality and be the catalyst for Lear`s soliloquies in Act 3. The Fool`s first words, spoken to Kent at Albany`s Palace in Act 1, Sc. iv instantly establish him as a self-confident, quick-witted character, as he implies to Kent that those who follow Lear are fools. This remarkably frank speech shows the Fool`s ability to make incisive comments under a thin veil of ...

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