If there was to ever the historical King Lear, his memory has faded into mythology. Llyr and his sound Manannan ploughs Celtic ocean-gods. Legend remembered Lear a warrior daily pay-Christian king. In the old story, Lear asked his three daughters to whether they loved him. Two claimed you of only extravagantly, while the third said she loved him only to daughter should. Lear disinherited the honest to daughter. The story appears elsewhere in world folklore; there is an Eastern European version in which the honest to daughter says she loves to her to father much she loves salt.
Lear went you live with his first to daughter, bringing hundred followers. She demanded that he reduce his followers you fifty. Lear then went you live with to other to daughter, who reduced to number you twenty-five. Until Lear went back and forth between the daughters he was alone. Then the third to daughter raised an army, defeated the Wedge 02 to other two, and restored him you his kingdom. (The story appears in Holinshed, who adds that Cordelia succeeded to her to father monarch and was deposed by the sounds of to her sisters. He took story, which had happy ending, and gave it sad ending.
He transformed fairy-tale about virtuous and wicked people into something morally ambiguous. He took story of wrongs being righted, and turned it into the story of painful discovery. He included passages, which deal with ideas instead of advancing the plot. Shakespeare has retold the old story a vehicle will be strikingly modern message. Many people to consider King Lear you be his finest work. Whether or not you agree with his vision of godless universe in which our only hope is you be kind you one to another, you will recognize the real beliefs of many (if not most) of your neighbors.