Goneril


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Goneril

stabs herself when her murder plot is discovered. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare King Lear]
See: Suicide
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We've all become Gonerils and Regans to some extent.
Thus, at Goneril and Regan's instigation, Lear too is pressed into an atmosphere of the diabolical, completing his descent in this purgation of his heart and mind.
First, his daughter Goneril who has been given half of his kingdom and used to flatter her father saying that she loves him "more than words can wield the matter" (I, 1, 55), since to her, her father is "Dearer than eyesight, space, and liberty" (I, 1, 56) and that she values him "No less than life" (I, 1, 58), bearing for him "A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable" (I, 1, 60), finally reveals her true feelings for him and proves clearly that she lied when she used all that inveiglement and sweet-talk only to get as much of his possessions as possible.
While studying the characters of Goneril, Regan, Lady Macbeth, and (in some cases) Cleopatra, many Shakespearean scholars
While Goneril and Regan profess extremes of love which belong properly to God alone, and then show, almost immediately, their utter selfishness and duplicity, Cordelia claims that she will not have more love for her father than for her husband.
Albany further gladdens the heart of the audience by calling Goneril and Regan, "tigers, not daughters".
Gina McKee is stately as Goneril, Lear''s scheming daughter aiming to win ultimate power over her sisters.
Ray plays Kent rather than Albany; Charles has no relationship with Moses, and he is never reconciled to Paul; Henry first offers the role of Cordelia to Catherine (Romane Bohringer), a French "intellectual," who turns it down--a very Cordelia-like rejection (Scott-Douglass 259)--only to grow jealous of Gina and eventually to poison her with a bad can of "superannuated" carrots, as if she were Goneril poisoning her sister Regan (Cartelli and Rowe 12, 17).
Gwyneth Paltrow as Regan, Lear's treacherous middle daughter, and Naomi Watts would have completed the cast as his eldest daughter, Goneril.
As the musicians on the stage brought their drumming to an abrupt end, the actors entered, and (without the opening lines of Kent, Gloucester, and Edmund) Lear, taking Goneril by the hand and swirling her to center stage, began the play.
6) Perhaps the crowning irony is that if Shakespeare held the skeptical position adopted by Elton and Greenblatt, it would align him (and them) with the cruel atheists in the play: Edmund, Goneril, Regan and Cornwall, who almost never address the gods.
And it was good to see her on form as a sexy, scheming Goneril - but there's only one person most of the audience have come to see.