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A very short summary of King Lear
Transcript of A very short summary of King Lear
Is disappointed by the answer of his favourite daughter Cordelia
Banishes her and splits the power between his 2 other
daughters Goneril, Regan and himself
Lear realises that his daughters are conspiring to make him feel like less of a man- he knows he has made a mistake! French King and Cordelia decide to invade England to overpower the two sisters that
are trying to control King Lear He sends a warning to King Lear- Edmund his bastard son tells on him and has him arrested!
Goneril and Regan hear of this and have Gloucester's eyes taken out! Lear realises he has caused all this and dies of a broken heart Regan poisons Goneril out of jealousy over Edmund Goneril kills herself when she realises Edmund is killed by Edgar! Edgar and Edmund duel to the death to settle their differences- Edmund loses Earl of Gloucester (Friend of Lear) Edgar Edmund (bastard son) (Legitimate son) Jealous of his brother Edgar for
being the son that his father
actually wanted is Meanwhile...Regan and Goneril BOTH are attracted to Edmund- Gloucester's bastard son Has a son Has another son he doesn't like Edmund Edmund likes this, and strings
both along by pretending to love
them both The love story Who else? Cordelia and the French army are defeated- she is arrested and sentenced to death