What are the different kinds of order that we see in the play “King Lear” by Shakespeare?
Act III of “King Lear” opens in the middle of a violent storm, a choice of setting which highlights just how chaotic the world of the play is becoming. Discuss how order breaks down in “King Lear,” developing a clear argument about the significance of this pattern for understanding the broader themes and issues of the play. What are the different kinds of order (social, familial, political, etc.) that we see in the play? What forces undermine that order? What are the signs of the disorder?