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The misjudgment of their offspring leaves King Lear and Gloucester favoring the wrong children Because they favored the evil disloyal children King Lear and Gloucester both undergo great personal suffering caused by Regan Goneril and Edmund Cordelia and Edgar the children whom they reject as worthless and disloyal are really the representatives of all that is good and loyal in the world At a public ceremony before dividing his kingdom among his three daughters King Lear asks his children to tell him how much they love him Lears ungrateful oldest daughters Regan and Goneril embellish their answers of love for their father leaving him to believe that their love for him is so great that it leaves no room for them to love their husbands As the eldest-born speaking first Goneril says Sir I love you more than words can wield the matter Dearer than eye-sight space and liberty Beyond what can be valued rich or rare No less than life with grace health beauty honour As much as child eer loved or father found A love that makes breath poor and speech unable Beyond all manner of so much I love you Ii60-67Having been satisfied by his daughters remark Lear then has his second oldest daughter prove her love In doing so Regan elaborates on the answer Goneril gave by saying that she loves Lear more that Goneril Lear is pleased by their devotion While Lears youngest daughter Cordelia tells her father that she loves him as her father and the leader of the country but she honestly says that she will love her husband as well Cordelia states You have begot me bred me loved me I Return those duties back as are right fit
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