The ruler of Britain constantly struggles with troubles. As the possessor of absolute power, he is accustomed to servility and sincerely surprised when citizens refuse to obey him. But instead of making wise decisions, he prefers to entertain himself and indulge in illusions. For Lear, there are frequent outbursts of anger with curses, which overnight can go into deep despair and self-pity. In the image of Lear, the evolution of a stubborn and egoist is traced. By the end of the play, he understands that he is only a man who cannot escape God's judgment. Lear is ready to take responsibility for his actions and decisions, which he avoided.
Leir of Britain in the Essays