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The Theodicy Of Evil In King Lear

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Evil, an intense immoral wicked action that occurs from all around, whether that be fictional or real. Why evil exists in the world is best explained as a theodicy, clearing the suspicion of the power of a divine goodness towards the protective care of nature in view of the existence of evil. An example of a theodicy would be the words of Gloucester. A character in the play, King Lear, who endures horrible, horrible things that happen to him, provoking Gloucester to say the phrase, "As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport" (4.2.37-38). Here Gloucester is comparing flies to us humans, and wanton boys to gods. The wanton boys kill flies for sport, because flies are nothing but bugs with no value, the same way
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