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Essay Galaxy - King Lear: The Use of Letters King Lear: The Use of Letters

William Shakespeare used letters as a dramatic device to reveal the characters' loyalty and betrayal in his play King Lear. The purpose of the letter is to develop the plot and reveal the characters' attributes. Three letters help to develop the plot and reveal the characters of Edmund, Gloucester, Goneril and Albany. The first letter that appeared on the stage is Edmund's false letter. The letter talked about Edgar's plan to kill to his father, Gloucester. Edmund made up this letter to plan against his brother Edgar. Edmund lied to Gloucester about the letter. This letter developed the subplot in King Lear and it shows us that Edmund betrayed his brother. Edmund planned to destroy the love of Gloucester for Edgar, so Edmund can get what he wants. This false letter revealed that Edmund wasn't loyal to h....

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