“King Lear” By William Shakespeare Review

The play tells us about families struggling between greed and cruelty, on the one hand, and support and consolation, on the other. Emotions are extreme, magnified to gigantic proportions. We also see old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, and, perhaps, wisdom—one reason this most devastating of Shakespeare’s tragedies is also perhaps his most moving.

So this one was my first play or anything written by William Shakespeare. And I gotta be honest here and say that I wasn’t a fan of this one. I didn’t like it so much that I DNF-ed it at the end because I just couldn’t finish it.

The writing style was really old English which made it hard to understand for someone like me who have English as their third language. 

I love the old English when it comes to horror tales but not when it comes to the plays but that’s just my opinion. 

The plot but was overall good but it didn’t speak to me so this might explain the low rating and why I DNF-ed it at the end. 

I give this play 1 / 5

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