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    what does the phrase "to flatter her faber" mean?

    In this paragraph, I found the phrase "to flatter her faber". But the word "faber" cannot be found in the dictionary

    This theory of tragedy as morally explicable runs into the question of whether an innocent sufferer in a tragedy, such as Iphigenia, or Socrates in Plato Apology, is a tragic figure. They are, of course, even though it is not very easy to find crucial moral flaws in them.Cordelia shows sincerity and high spirit in refusing to flatter her faber, and Cordelia is 30 hanged. Tragedy, in short, is ambiguous and cannot be reduced to the opposition between human effort. and external fate, just as it cannot be reduced to the opposition between good and evil.

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    Re: what does the phrase "to flatter her faber" mean?

    father?
    Also Cordelia is 30 hanged is strange- it could be errors from scanning a text, at least it doesn't make much sense to me. Is it about King Lear?

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    Re: what does the phrase "to flatter her faber" mean?

    Did Cordelia refuse to flatter her father?

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