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Counter In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man, fourscore and upward." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning."

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, King Lear Examinations Study guides, Lear, King (Legendary character), in literature, Kings and rulers in literature, Tragedy