Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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Laura Amy Schlitz

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7. This Motif is Getting Old.

King Lear

William Shakespeare, 1608
Famous for: Betrayal, madness, death … and the squelching of freshly-plucked eyes.

Was Shakespeare having a mid-life crisis when he wrote King Lear? We sorta think so. After all, what else could explain the Bard’s obsessive fixation on aging in this play? More on the motif of age when you press play.

 

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