Wednesday, June 10, 2009

King Lear vs. Forrest Gump

In Lear 3.2, Lear taunts the storm like Lt. Dan of Forrest Gump. “Is that all you’ve got!” Lt. Dan yells from the top of the mast. Lear yells at the storm with the same “bring it on” attitude. Forrest is equated with the Fool – the baser man. Forrest brings his ship out of the storm with a huge catch of lobster and is on his way to riches (wealth and Lt. Dan’s respect) as the Fool seeks to bring the King out of the “storm” (his maniacal depression) and back into riches (dignity and respect).

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