What is the significance of the storm in King Lear? From Act 3

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In act 3 of King Lear , Lear rushes away from the fight he was just having with his daughters to a raging storm on the heath. Each individual part of the storm is significant as it relates to the state of Lear's mind. The thunder and lighting take the forefront, representing Lear's fury at his daughters and the madness inside threatening to take over. Lear even blatantly states that there's a "tempest in...

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In my opinion, in king lear storm symbolies the up n down presents in lear's life. storm realises lear that thoug he is king n feel power but infont of nature he and his power is nothing. He learnt that he is just an ordinary man. It shows that power of nature is more strong than human being 

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