The relationship between sons and daughters in the play, King Lear, contains several issues of concern. These form the basis of criticism from various authors. Goldberg decries the lack of clarity on how the society should handle social interactions. The relationship between Edgar and Gloucester is destroyed by falsified communications. In Lear Cordelia, it is misunderstandings between a father and a daughter that create extreme hatred. The reward of the wicked characters with good in both cases waters down the value of being ethical in life.