His contrasts of light and dark, good and evil, and his brilliant illustration of parallels between the foolishness of the play's characters and society allowed him to craft a masterpiece. Edmund dies after battling his disguised brother and after all the grief that he causes, his death is highly anticipated.
Rather than blame Nature, Gloucester is aware that his problems are a result of his own foolishness. Greer comments that it may seem that nature is indifferent to the fate of any individual.
The characters also vary in their inclination to view the world from either a fatalistic or moralistic point of view, depending on their beliefs about the presence or absence of a higher power. However, he comes to realize that this belief is not necessarily so.
In the eyes of the characters, Shakespeare succeeds in illustrating the universal conflict that members of society have always had in understanding their fate in this world.
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