#8 Three Different TAG Lines People believe that justice is something that is meant to be just and fair towards all however, that is not the case in many instances. It is important for people to realize this in order to understand that the world is not always just. In his play, “King Lear” William Shakespeare uses shifting tones and descriptive imagery to trace how the characters in King Lear receive varying levels of justice for their exorbitantly different crimes. People rely on divine justice (commonly referred to as karma) to mete out the punishments that people deserve for their wrong-doings. While this may seem like a reasonable way to serve up righteousness, man must understand that it takes the perfect balance of both to work properly and also that neither is perfect. In his play, “King Lear” William Shakespeare uses verbal irony and dramatic diction to trace how each character is met with a certain type of justice. A person never truly gets what they deserve for their crimes; they are either over punished or they simply receive no punishment. There is no true standard of justice met. In his play, “King Lear” William Shakespeare uses shifting tones and dramatic irony to trace how those whose actions were true throughout the play received a brand of justice that could more accurately been called non-justice.