A whole new world of possibility opens out before you, and somehow, life doesn’t seem so bleak anymore. You don’t get asked what age you are going into the cinema! Your mother doesn’t wait until you’ve gone to bed to watch the video she’s hired out – unless of course it’s an “adult” movie of the coloured kind that you don’t really want to watch anyway. And definitely not with your parents! Another advantage is the summer job which provides money, but more importantly, independence. I personally HATE having to ask my parents for money, and if I do, I have to tell them what it’s for. When you’ve got your own money, you can do what you like with it and are answerable to no-one.
Other possible sources are the anonymous play King Leir (published in 1605); The Mirror for Magistrates (1574), by John Higgins; The Malcontent (1604), by John Marston ; The London Prodigal (1605); Montaigne 's Essays , which were translated into English by John Florio in 1603; An Historical Description of Iland of Britaine (1577), by William Harrison ; Remaines Concerning Britaine (1606), by William Camden ; Albion 's England (1589), by William Warner ; and A Declaration of egregious Popish Impostures (1603), by Samuel Harsnett , which provided some of the language used by Edgar while he feigns madness. King Lear is also a literary variant of a common fairy tale , Love Like Salt, Aarne–Thompson type 923, in which a father rejects his youngest daughter for a statement of her love that does not please him.