A Deconstructive Interpretation on the Binary Opposition in King Lear

Dongxia ZHENG


King Lear is one of the four tragedies of the marvelous British playwriter William Shakespeare. This article attempts to deconstruct the two traditional binary pairs of “speech/word”, “blessing/misfortune “from the angle of Derrida’s deconstruction theory through the analysis of the two clues of King Lear and Gloucester. Deconstruction of King Lear has certain significance for us to see things dialectically and re-recognize the world around us.


Deconstruction; Presence and absence; Blessing and misfortune

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11736


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