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King Lear: Act 1 Scene 1

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Lines 1-6: King Lear is going to divide up the kingdom between his
daughters, two of which are married to the Duke of Albany and the Duke of
Cornwall.
Lines 7-24: Kent changes subject and asks Gloucester if…

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As Lear's anger increases he starts shouting ever more strong commands and
insults: line 157- "out of my sight!" (Exclamative illustrates shouting),
"vassal! Miscreant!" (calling Kent inferior and a villain)
Line 158: "see better, Lear" Kent using imperative verb commanding Lear to
stop being so blind to what he is…

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