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Alulis investigates the thematic function of the Gloucester subplot in King Lear, particularly analyzing the symbolic conflict represented by Gloucester's sons, the good and just Edgar, and the evil, manipulative Edmund.
Alulis, Joseph. "Wisdom and Fortune: The Education of the Prince in Shakespeare's King Lear." Interpretation 21.3 (Spring 1994): 373-390. Rpt. in Shakespearean Criticism. Ed. Michelle Lee. Vol. 130. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center. Web. 4 July 2011
According to the author, "the theme with the highest emotional temperature is the theme of charity in human relations.The desperate need which human beings have for each other, and their paradoxical inability to satisfy that need."
Sears, Jayne. "Charity in King Lear." Shakespeare Quarterly 15.2 (1964): 277-88. JSTOR. Web. 4 July 2011.
Discusses relationships in King Lear, specifically Edgar and Lear.
"Look upon me, Sir": Relationships in King Lear
Author(s): Richard C. McCoy
Source: Representations, Vol. 81, No. 1 (Winter 2003), pp. 46-60