Why are the sisters killed off stage in King Lear?


Why are the sisters killed off stage in King Lear?

Regan, Goneril, and Cordelia:

King Lear's three daughters are Regan, Goneril, and Cordelia. All three of them are dead by the end of the play after Regan and Goneril attempted to gain favour with their father through flattery and Cordelia was wrongfully banished.

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There is no definitive reason why some characters die on stage in Shakespeare's plays while others die out of sight of the audience; there are...

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King Lear's Daughters: Names & Character Analysis


Chapter 3 / Lesson 19

Learn about King Lear's daughters and explore Lear's youngest daughter and older daughters' impact on the plot, their characteristics, and what they symbolize.

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