Divine justice in King Lear

Posted by James Briggs on March 30, 2003

In Reply to: Divine justice in King Lear posted by HGL on March 30, 2003

: I noticed that the term divine justice is always used when discussing King Lear. What is the meaning of divine justice? Thanks.

The justice meeted out by God - whichever one you believe in. In King Lear's day it was deeply felt that 'sins' would be punished by God, ie divine justice.