The Play of King Lear King Lear is a memorable character. He is a portrait of a large reality that exists in the world, whether ancient or modern. In understanding his character, it is important to take note of what he has gone through in the series of events presented in the story, which means we have to rely on the story itself; but more so is that we will also have to take King Lear’s character for itself and analyze it from a variety of perspectives. The following analysis will not only be referred to the story itself but also on the basis of Northrop Frye’s theory of fictional modes which explains that a character ??“ usually the hero ??“ goes through separate modes depending upon his/her relationship with the other characters and/or the natural environment he/she is involved with at the time CITATION Lan03 l 1033 (Lange).