Compare/Contrast King Lear with "The Color Purple" Hi, for those of you who read "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker and the shakespear play "King Lear", can you guys help me find similar themes between the two and compare/contrast them? thanks a lot, this will help me for my english final  

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In a sense, I suppose, the casting off of Cordelia by King Lear and the rewarding of her two evil sisters might be likened to a portion of the plot of Cinderella and thus fall under the umbrella of a Cinderella story. However, I've never agreed with the concept of likening every story to a template, such as "the Cinderella story" template.

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One possibility is that both works feature three women and a domineering man, but I have to confess that I don't see many other similarities. Do you have any themes in mind? Have you been given any assignment that you have been asked to complete?  If you can give us some more information about what you are trying to do and why, we may be able to help you.

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