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5. Theme 1: Betrayal Gone Wild

King Lear

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

The main theme of King Lear? Plain and simple: Betrayal. That’s because in this tragedy, it isn’t just the characters that betray each other. In King Lear, betrayal runs amok—and no part of its characters’ lives is exempt.

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