In Shakespeare’s King Lear, the universe is indifferent to human values, but human values are of the utmost importance for human life. Good and evil are not built into the fabric of nature. Rather, they rest of human prerogative. However, this does not diminish the importance of human values for human life. The plot of King Lear charts Lear’s own progress through the many stages of this realization.
"The Coinage of Man: King Lear and Camus’ Stranger,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol1/iss1/7