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2 of Shakespeare’s Greatest Plays are Cautionary Tales About Capitulating to Our Egos

King Lear and MacBeth both paid the ultimate price.

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It occurred to me recently that my two favorite plays by Shakespeare, Macbeth and King Lear, share the same spine: The protagonists lives fall apart after giving in to their powerful egos. Are there literally thousands of examples of…




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