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Transcript of King Lear
wants so be Earl of Gloucester when father dies, which is a position of power.
takes control over the lives of King Lear and Cordelia take control of the hearts of two married women betrays his father and brother to obtain all they have sets up Edgar to make father think Edgar wanted to kill him.
Sets father up for death by telling Cornwall of his "betrayal." wants to control everyone bastard son of Gloucester has older brother named Edgar jealous that Edgar was to get everything when father dies "If the matter were good, my lord, I durst swear it were his;
but in respect of that, I would fain think it were not." "Brother, I advise you to the best. Go arm'd. I am no honest man if there be any good meaning toward you. I have told you what I..."
"Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law
My services are bound. Wherefore should I
Stand in the plague of custom, and permit
The curiosity of nations to deprive me,
For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon-shines
Lag of a brother? Why bastard? wherefore base?
When my dimensions are as well compact,
My mind as generous, and my shape as true,
As honest madam's issue? Why brand they us
With base? with baseness? bastardy? base, base?
Who, in the lusty stealth of nature, take
More composition and fierce quality
Than doth, within a dull, stale, tired bed,
Go to the creating a whole tribe of fops,
Got 'tween asleep and wake? Well, then,
Legitimate Edgar, I must have your land:
Our father's love is to the bastard Edmund
As to the legitimate: fine word,--legitimate
Well, my legitimate, if this letter speed,
And my invention thrive, Edmund the base
Shall top the legitimate. I grow; I prosper:
Now, gods, stand up for bastards." had two sisters fighting over him causing them to be jaelous and caused them to kill eachother. caused him to betray his brother by making in look like he wanted to kill their father. betrays father because of his jealousy. father was giving everything he had to his brother, Edgar.