Pastoral in William Shakespeare’s Works King Lear and The Tempest
King Lear and The Tempest are unique Shakespearean narratives worth investigating whether redemption is an underlying theme. The two plays by the same author appear similar on a number of fronts and the agendas they follow up on (Shakespeare and Warren). The same cannot be said concerning the religious or pastoral framework that each play identifies with. In King Lear the redemptive narrative is not present yet in The Tempest, the theme of redemption is brought out albeit mildly. It is important to peruse through the two plays to compare and contrast elements of godly pastoral aspects and how these influence ones perception as to which of the two is of a redemptive nature.
Religious pastoral work involves dispensation that result in people convicted of their errors, sins, or evil ways and transforming into a godlier persona. This layman’s interpretation of the term redemption is easily identified in The T