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In The Tragedy of King Lear King Lear is quite cruel to his loving daughter Cordelia Cordelia expresses her true love for her father and Lear disowns her Lear makes his three daughters Cordelia Regan and Goneril tell him how great of a father and king he is in order to own and rule a part on England Regan and Goneril lie to him while Cordelia expresses her true love She explains to Lear that her love cannot fit into words it is too great Lear becomes outraged and sends her away He tells Goneril and Regan that he will divide his kingdom of England into half and each one can one a part of it as long has he gets 100 horsemen to parade around with him Eagerly they agree During the play Lear becomes a pester to the two daughters Goneril and Regan take away half of Lears horsemen The reader should not feel sympathy in the beginning Lear is unable to see that Cordelia truly loved him but in the end he realizes that her love was real Lear brought this situation upon himself He hadnt been so involved in himself he wouldve realized Cordelia was pouring her heart out to him and was explaining her true love Gloucester on the other hand should have sympathy from the reader Gloucesters illegitimate son Edmund tries to trick his father into believing that his older brother Edgar wants Gloucester dead so Edgar can have the crown His cruel son tricked Gloucester into his situation Gloucester becomes so confused and annoyed by the situation he gouges his eyes out so that he is no longer able to see
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