After King Lear’s two daughters (Regan and Goneril) got what they can inherit from their father they literally put him out on a limb. And even after getting all that they can get from their father they try and get more, for example his followers, they wanted to take all of the few man that King Lear had left with him.
I feel like now days parents and children’s have a better parent and children relationship. I can never imagine putting my parents out on the street. It is another cause if the parent needs to be in an elderly nursing home because you really can not do anything else to help them because they have gotten an elderly condition or something similar that needs the support of someone else.
I believe we have a better society now than we did in the past because we now have homes that shelter the homeless. We have homes that take care of the abused whether it is women or man. We have homes that take care of the elders. And we have homes that take care of the orphans. We have homes for almost every kind of people. Last week I volunteered at a place call FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN and it is amazing how much one person can make a difference. There, we watched videos on homes around the world that these organizations help mix together dry uncooked rice and other nutritional dried food together and mail them out to the different homes. I was amazed at how many different locations there were and all of it was done only by the support of volunteers and donations. I think that these homes exist because there is someone willing to do it. Now if King Lear was of this time he would have somewhere to go to. I think that being a service learning participant will help understand the similarities and the differences between living society of now and Shakespeare’s time.