King Lear is an in-depth study of love, power and death. Through this film Shakespeare is saying, "Don't blame the gods or the heaven's for the horrors committed on earth. No. Blame hellish inhumanity on those who inhabit the earth."
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1... unaccomodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.
Version of King Lear